CSI is an international honor society that values academic and professional excellence in counseling. We promote a strong professional identity through members (professional counselors, counselor educators, and students) who contribute to the realization of a healthy society by fostering wellness and human dignity. Our 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.


Chi Sigma Iota, the International Counseling Academic and Professional honor Society, was established January 1, 1985 and evolved as a consequence of the maturity of the counseling profession. While the scope of the Society is international, its focus is upon the personal and professional development of its individual members. CSI is committed to upholding the high standards of its members and provides a link between students, educators, practitioners, and administrators in various counseling settings. The chapters provide a forum for interaction, sharing of concerns, discussion of issues, and support for common interests. Many chapters schedule meetings and solicit speakers on a variety of topics relevant to counselors, serving as a resources for continuing education. Chapters have also conducted service activities and have organized social gatherings to facilitate interactions between members.

Chapter Eligibility Requirements

Eligibility for membership is extended only to those students who “have a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or better on a scale of 4.0 and are deemed promising for endorsement as a professional counselor whose ethical judgment and behavior will be exemplary” (csi-net.org/bylaws, Article 4.1). Interested members must be present (either in- person, or via Zoom) during an initiation ceremony, in order to be considered a member.

There are many advantages to becoming a member of CSI. In addition to professional networking opportunities, CSI offers professional development, scholarships, and service opportunities for its members.

Alpha Sigma Chi is the Adams State University, Department of Counselor Education, Chapter of Chi Sigma Iota

  • Sandra Gavin, Ph.D. Co-Chapter Faculty Advisor
  • Becky Meidinger, Co-Chapter Faculty Advisor