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Graduate Counseling Professional Affiliations

Student Involvement

Chi Sigma Alpha Student Affairs Honor Society International

The Nu Chapter of Chi Sigma Alpha selects the top 20% of student affairs and college counseling students each semester. Chi Sigma Alpha was founded in 2002 at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University in Blacksburg, Virginia primary symbol and logo of Chi Sigma Alpha is a three-pillared temple with the Society’s letters above the pillars, the motto below, and the Society’s three values (academics, research, and service) inscribed vertically on the pillars. The colors of the Society are maroon and gold. Maroon honors Chi Sigma Alpha’s Alpha Chapter at Virginia Tech. Gold represents the Society’s commitment to excellence. The motto of Chi Sigma Alpha is Ut Provocem Et Adiuvem, which means “That I May Challenge and Support.”

Chi Sigma Iota Counseling Honor Society

Chi Sigma Iota is an international honor society for counseling. Chi Sigma Iota is the international honor society for students, professional counselors, and counselor educators established at Ohio University in 1985. The society’s 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. Students are eligible to become members when they have completed at least one semester of full-time study (9 credit hours) and have a grade point average of 3.5 or above. Monmouth University’s chapter of Chi Sigma Iota is Mu Upsilon Omega. A formal induction event is held during each Spring semester.

To join, or for more information about CSI, please visit the CSI Web site at

Educational Counseling Student Association (ECSA)

The ECSA is the professional graduate organization representing students from the Educational Graduate programs in school counseling and student affairs/college counseling. The ESCA serves as a student group supporting our academic program, promoting the career field, advocating for its student body, the University, and community at large. Events include social and service events each semester and sponsors funding to regional and national professional conferences for Educational Counseling students.

For any questions or information requests regarding the graduate student organizations in Educational Counseling, please contact any of the program faculty.

American Counseling Association (ACA)

American School Counseling Association (ASCA)

New Jersey Counseling Association (NJCA)

New Jersey School Counseling Association (NJSCA)

American College Personnel Association (ACPA)

National Association of Student Personnel Administrators (NASPA)