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The Counselor Education Program at the University of Central Missouri sponsors the Zeta Chi chapter of Chi Sigma Iota Counseling Academic and Professional Honor Society International. 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.
CSIs Membership is Worldwide
There are currently over 14,000 active members and over 71,000 initiated members. This makes CSI one of the largest single member organizations of professional counselors in the world. We have 271 chapters in the USA, Europe, and the Philippines with more added as counselor education programs commit to meeting national accreditation preparation standards. Members will be found in countries all over the world, most of whom were educated in US university programs described above. With the spread of professional counseling to other countries on the rise, we expect to support more chapters in more countries in the future.
Zeta Chi is our local chapter of Chi Sigma Iota. For chapter information, please contact the chapter adviser, Dr. Nancy Forth, 660.543.8093 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Students are also eligible for student membership in the:
•American Counseling Association (ACA)
•American School Counselor Association (ASCA)
•American Mental Health Counselor Association (AMHCA)
•Missouri School Counselor Association (MSCA)
•Missouri Mental Health Counselor Association (MMHCA)
•American Counseling Association of Missouri (ACAM)
Central Missouri School Counseling Association
Through membership in these organizations students find a variety of opportunities for professional involvement, networking and socialization.
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