Master of Science in Counseling

Chi Sigma Iota (CSI)

What is CSI?
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:
Promoting Excellence in the Profession of Counseling
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

Our Society:
The purposes of the Society are to promote scholarship, research, professionalism, advocacy, and excellence in counseling, and to recognize high attainment in the pursuit of academic and clinical excellence in the profession of counseling.

Our Chapter:
Sigma Lambda Upsilon - Established in 1991
Our chapter has active members including current students, alumni, and faculty. We focus on promoting excellence in the profession of counseling and hope to get members more involved in professional development, community engagement, wellness, and more.

Membership Information:

  • Professionalism

  • Recognition - a membership certificate and pin shall be presented to each member to be displayed in recognition of meeting or exceeding the high standard of the Society.

  • Professional Development - webinars, annual conventions, learning days

  • Resources - Find a Counselor Registry, Counselor's Bookshelf, Exemplar, Career Center

  • Leadership Development

  • Awards - annual awards and fellowships are given during conventions to further compel students, faculty, and professionals to work for outstanding scholarship and professionalism.


  • Those students who are enrolled in counselor education programs leading to graduate degrees.

  • They shall have completed the equivalent of at least one full academic term (semester or quarter) of counseling courses carrying 9 credit courses 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.


Online Application Process:

  • Individuals receiving a letter of invitation to membership from their chapter may complete the online New Member Registration. The Chapter Faculty Advisor (CFA) or appropriate chapter officer should be notified that the application has been submitted. Applications are processed when approval is received from the CFA. Certificates and pins are sent to CFAs for distribution during formal initiation ceremonies during which the CSI Oath is administered.

  • If you have previously been an approved member of CSI but let your membership expire, you may renew your account rather than creating a new one. If you need assistance accessing your previous account, you may contact


National Renewal Requests:
Renewals may be completed online; a renewal link will be available in a member's profile within 90 days of expiration. If you have questions, please contact

Membership and Renewal Fees:

  • $15 per semester


  • New member: $50

  • Renewal: $40 for one year, $75 for two years (save $5), $110 for three years (save $10)

Initiation Certificate:

  • All new members will receive an initiation certificate during their chapter initiation ceremony. The initiation ceremony and oath is required for full membership into Chi Sigma Iota (i.e., eligibility for all benefits such as awards, research grants, contest entries, poster sessions). Certificates are sent directly to the Chapter Faculty Advisor (CFA) in preparation for the ceremony.

  • If you never received your membership certificate from your chapter, please contact the CFA to see if they still have it. Chapters may hold the certificate until the next initiation if you were unable to attend the first one for which you were eligible. If it cannot be found or you have lost it, you may consider ordering an individual replacement initiation certificate through our online store and we will get it to you immediately.



  • Our chapter meets periodically throughout the semester. 

  • We have an initiation ceremony for new members at least annually.

  • We have a social/small ceremony for graduating members at least annually.

  • We have learning days periodically throughout semesters.


Faculty Advisers:
Dr. Laura Fazio-Griffith -
Dr. Reshelle Marino -