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Counseling Organizations

Chi Sigma Iota is the international honor society of professional counseling. It was established in 1985 through the efforts of leaders in the profession of counseling whose desire was to provide recognition for outstanding achievement as well as outstanding service within the profession. CSI was created for counselors-in-training, counselor educators and professional counselors whose career commitment is to research and service through professional counseling.

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.

Membership is open to both students and graduates. For additional information on the eligibility requirements, please review "Who is eligible to join Chi Sigma Iota?" listed under member frequently asked questions (FAQ).

Complete an online application on the Chi Sigma Iota website. Please select the appropriate member type at the beginning of the application process. Different options are listed. The application will ask for the chapter name, which is Theta. Please be sure to pay the membership fee with the secure credit card online option. You will be reminded annually via email about renewing your membership. Many students continue active membership as they move on to professional counselor status due to the benefits CSI offers. Finally, drop off an unofficial copy of your transcript at 440H Pawley Hall.

It is mandated that all CSI members are officially inducted. An induction ceremony is held twice a year.

Approved Continuing Education Provider LogoThe Oakland University Department of Counseling has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 4108. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. The Oakland University Department of Counseling is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.

All counseling students interested in applying for membership for Chi Sigma Iota International Counseling Honor Society, please visit the official Chi Sigma Iota website. Click on the new membership registration blue box to the right of the website. Then, fill out the online application and pay the annual membership dues. Once that is done, please bring an unofficial transcript to 440H Pawley Hall.

You will then receive an email invitation for either the fall or spring induction ceremony. You are required to be attendance for your Theta CSI membership to become official.

Department of Counseling

Pawley Hall, Room 450J
456 Pioneer Dr.
456 Pioneer Dr., MI 48309-4482
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(248) 370-2018