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"Promoting Excellence in the Profession of Counseling"

Chi Sigma Iota is the international honor society for students, professional counselors and counselor educators established at Ohio University in 1985. 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.

The Pi Omega Chapter was established at Eastern Michigan University in 2007. We initiated more than 40 members in our first year and now have over 80 members. We provide opportunities for our members to participate in learning more through conferences and networking through social events. In addition, each year we will be involved in a philanthropic project. We have worked diligently to provide our membership with meaningful professional counseling conferences every year since our founding in 2007! Some of our conferences were co-sponsored with professional state and local counseling organizations (e.g., MASGW, WCA) and with professional agencies (e.g., Dawn Farms, CSTS). Our conferences thus far include: Substance Abuse Across the Life Span; Career Launch; Leading Groups with Children & Adolescents; Wellness Conference: The Body, Mind and Spirit Connection ; Treating Adolescents ; and Suicide Assessment. We welcome your involvement in the planning of our conferences to come, volunteering for our philanthropic project, and/or being present at our social events. Let us know if you are interested in helping or just show up at the scheduled events!

Who's Eligible for Membership?
Those students who are enrolled in counseling programs (school counseling, community counseling, or college counseling) leading to graduate degree (master's) or professional credentialing courses of studies in counseling are eligible.

  • They shall have completed the equivalent of at least nine approved graduate credits in counseling as defined by the institution.
  • They must have maintained an overall GPA of 3.5 or better (4.0 System) while enrolled in the program.
  • They shall have the recommendation from a COUN faculty member for membership.

How do I Apply?
If you are a student currently enrolled in Eastern Michigan University's Graduate Counseling Program with a minimum GPA of 3.5 and have completed nine graduate credit hours in counseling courses, email Dr. Diane L. Parfitt, PhD, LPC, ACS for application information.

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Pi Omega Chapter Newsletters
Winter 2013, Vol.2, Iss.2
Winter 2013
Spring 2012
Winter 2012
Fall 2011

Annual Membership Induction
Tuesday, December 3, 2013
203 Porter
7:30 p.m.
Refreshments to follow!

Workshop co-sponsored by MMHCA & CSI Pi Omega
Friday, January 17, 2014
EMU Student Center
8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Registration Details TBA

2013-2014 Officers
Mallory Adams

Marianna Manikas

Kevin Kilgore
Caleb Boswell
Membership Chair
Amanda Beck
Outreach Coordinator
Dr. Diane L. Parfitt, PhD, LPC, ACS
Faculty Advisor

Diane L. Parfitt, PhD, LPC, ACS, Faculty Advisor
Mallory Adams Chapter President
Department of Leadership & Counseling
Eastern Michigan University

304 Porter Bldg
Ypsilanti, MI 48197

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