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Chi Sigma Iota Honorary, Upsilon Nu Chi Chapter (Counseling)

Type: 
Honorary/Honor Society

Description: 
Chi Sigma Iota is an international honor society that values academic and professional excellence in counseling. Upsilon Nu Chi Chapter is the local UNCG chapter of Chi Sigma Iota. 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.
Purpose: 
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.
Membership Requirements: 
Students:
Those students who are enrolled in counseling programs leading to graduate degrees (Master’s, specialist, or doctorate). They shall have completed the equivalent of at least one full academic term (semester or quarter) of courses carrying approved graduate credit as defined by the institution. They must have maintained an overall scholastic average of 3.5 or better (4.0 system) while enrolled in the program and be recommended by the faculty.
Faculty:
Faculty membership shall consist of individuals who have given evidence of distinguished scholarship and service to the profession or by a pattern of activities of scholarship and professional service which is deemed indicative of such for continued future contributions. They must have maintained an overall scholastic average of 3.5 or better (4.0 system) or the equivalent while enrolled in their GRADUATE program. Faculty members must be National Certified Counselors (NCCs), Certified Rehabilitation Counselors (CRCs), or graduates of ACA / CACREP or CORE accredited programs, or be licensed by comparable standards as determined by the Executive Council. To qualify as an accredited program, the accreditation must have been granted prior to the graduation of the candidate.
Alumni:
The following shall be deemed eligible for alumni membership in the Society: (1) Those individuals elected into the chapter while they were students, and (2) Those individuals elected into membership after graduation because membership into the chapter was not available while they were students. They must have maintained an overall scholastic average of 3.5 or better (4.0 system) or the equivalent while enrolled in their program. Alumni members must be National Certified Counselors (NCCs), Certified Rehabilitation Counselors (CRCs), or graduates of ACA / CACREP or CORE accredited programs, or be licensed by comparable standards as determined by the Executive Council. To qualify as an accredited program, the accreditation must have been granted prior to the graduation of the candidate. Professional : Professional counselors may be elected to membership in the society who have maintained a 3.5 GPA or better during their Master’s program in Counseling or a related field and have at least one credential as equivalent to National Certified Counselor, Certified Rehabilitation Counselor, or have a CACREP or CORE accredited graduate degree.

Address: 
222 Curry Building,
University of North Carolina- Greensboro
PO Box 26170
Greensboro, North Carolina 27402
United States
 Advisor: Christine Murray cemurray@uncg.edu

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