Chi Sigma Iota
CSI is an international honor society that values academic and professional excellence in counseling. By promoting a strong professional identity through members (professional counselors, counselor educators, and students), CSI contributes to the realization of a healthy society by fostering wellness and human dignity.
Founded at Ohio University in 1985, Chi Sigma Iota has over 96,000 members who have been initiated into the Society, and growing by over 6,000 new members per year. They are affiliated with campus-based chapters contributing to their counselor education programs and communities. Chapters are supported at least in part by funding from CSI.
One of the largest associations of professional counselors in the world, CSI's annual active membership is equally balanced between professional and student members. Among the professional members, over 1,600 are counselor educators and supervisors while the remainder are practicing counselors in all settings and specialties of counseling. CSI activities occur primarily through our active chapters located in counselor education programs in five regions in the United States and in counselor training programs beyond U.S. borders.
Thomas University's Chi Sigma Iota
Thomas University founded the first “Rehabilitation Counseling” chapter in the Honor Society’s history, and we are proud of our Chi Sigma Iota chapter, “Rho Chi Sigma.” Over the years, we have expanded our chapter to incorporate an annual plan that includes advocacy for various local charities. Some of our local organizations we support yearly are fundraising for school supplies, a monetary donation to the Vashti Center for Children’s Independent Living Program, holiday presents for two families per year at the Haven House Shelter for abused women and children, and the Rho Chi Sigma Scholarship Fund that we raise money for an incoming graduate student yearly. Our chapter offers yearly training seminars to our members, access to nationwide networking sites, free webinars, and research material to support the counseling field.
Students with a minimum GPA of 3.5 and whom have completed at least three full time semesters can request review for induction. Our student run organization has an active Facebook page that once inducted you are asked to join. Students are encouraged to run for office and elections are held yearly. We are a service led honor society, and charity and advocacy are our key goals each year. We strive to server others and welcome graduate students in the Clinical Rehabilitation and Mental Health Counseling program to join this amazing organization, and become part of a network of other members, that can assist you through your career of helping others.
Spring 2014 Inductees
During a ceremony, in the Balfour Chapel at Thomas University, students were inducted into the Rho Chi Sigma Chapter of Chi Sigma Iota (CSI), an international counseling, academic and professional honor society.
Chi Sigma Iota’s mission is to promote scholarship, research, professionalism, leadership, advocacy and excellence in counseling, and to recognize high attainment in the pursuit of academic and clinical excellence in the profession of counseling. To become members, students must have a minimum GPA of 3.5 and have completed at least 18 hours in a graduate counseling program.
Dr. Shirley Chandler
Charlie Fields, Jr.
James N. Patrick
Charles Rowe, Jr.