"Promoting Excellence in the Profession of Counseling"
Chi Sigma Iota is the international honor society for students, professional counselors and counselor educators established at Ohio University in 1985. Our mission is to promote scholarship, research, professionalism, leadership and excellence in counseling, and to recognize high attainment in the pursuit of academic and clinical excellence in the profession of counseling.
Chi Sigma Iota, the International Counseling Academic and Professional Honor Society, was established January 1, 1985, following several months of planning by representatives of the Counselor Education training program at Ohio University and leaders in the United States counseling profession. The impetus for the formation of an international honor society in counseling came from a desire to provide recognition for outstanding academic achievement as well as outstanding service within the counseling profession. The formation of an Honor Society appeared to be a fruitful avenue by which to provide a much-needed link among students, educators, practitioners and administrators in various counseling settings. While the scope of the Society is international, its focus is upon the personal and professional development of its individual members. The Society is committed to doing all it can to uphold the high standards of its members.
Eligibility For Membership
The following shall be deemed eligible for membership in the Society through endorsement of their chapter:
- Those students who are enrolled in a counselor education program leading to graduate degrees (Master's, specialist, or doctorate).
- They shall have completed the equivalent of at least one full academic term (semester or quarter) of counseling courses carrying approved graduate credit as defined by the institution and are deemed promising for endorsement as a professional counselor whose ethical judgment and behavior will be exemplary.
- They must have maintained an overall scholastic grade point average of 3.5 or better (on a 4.0 system), or the equivalent, while enrolled in the program.
If you are a student currently enrolled at The Citadel's Clinical or School Counseling Programs with a minimum GPA of 3.5 and have completed 9 graduate credit hours in the program, phone Dr. George T. Williams at (843) 953-2205 or email at
for application information.
Chi Sigma Iota, International, is not responsible for the content of pages linked to this website.
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