Chi Sigma Iota

'Promoting Excellence in the Profession of Counseling'

Chi Sigma Iota, Counseling Academic and Professional Honor Society International, serves counselors-in-training, counselor educators and professional counselors. It advances the counseling profession through leadership, research, advocacy, and the pursuit of academic and clinical excellence. The mission of Chi Sigma Iota 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 field of counseling.

The local chapter, Rho Alpha Beta, encourages the furtherance of high standards of scholarship and professional practice through volunteering, speaker programs, workshops, colloquia awards, social activities, and networking opportunities.

To qualify, a student must have completed at least one semester of full-time graduate coursework (minimum 12 hours) in a counselor education degree program, have earned a grade point average of 3.5 or better, and be recommended for membership by the chapter. If you are interested in learning more, please contact the faculty advisor or chapter president listed below.

2022-2023 Rho Alpha Beta Chapter Officers

  • Paul Blisard, Ed.D., — CSI Faculty Advisor,
  • Hilda Solange George — President,
  • Smruthi Chintakunta — Vice President,
  • Margie Pemu — Treasurer
  • Kiley Torres — Historian/Webmaster
  • Cie Cochran — Secretary
  • Hailey Thomas — Executive Advisor

Check out the bulletin board in the CNED hallway, on the first floor of the Graduate Education building, for details for each of these events or email CSI Rho Alpha Beta at