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Counselor Education Student Association

Mission Statement

CESA is the Counselor Education Student Association, which represents graduate students, both full time and part time, who are enrolled in classes within the Department of Counseling. Its purpose is to improve and maintain communication among students, the department faculty, and across the university. CESA will inform students of program changes, relevant administrative events, deadlines, and aid students’ passage through their degree program. The organization represents student interests in departmental and university issues related to their welfare. Our goal is to provide students with opportunities that make them aware of the possibilities they have as a collective force at IUP. By becoming involved in CESA, students will be able to work collaboratively to gain improvements and implement change within the university. CESA is a recognized organization by IUP.

Top Ten Reasons to Join CESA

  1. Gain a broader perspective of counseling and the profession.
  2. Share your input on how the program is organized and developed.
  3. Gain closer contact with professors and other counseling professionals.
  4. Enhance your graduate experience.
  5. Meet and interact with Counseling students.
  6. Organize and participate in social events.
  7. Build your résumé for program interest and interaction.
  8. Develop a sense of camaraderie with other CESA members and faculty.
  9. Interact with other programs and departments across the university.
  10. Become active and more involved in your program.

Membership Requirements

  • Participation in at least two meetings and at least one donation to a fund-raiser (if scheduled) per semester.
  • Registration in at least two CE classes per calendar year.
  • Pay the $10 annual ($5 per semester) dues.

CESA Executive Board

The Executive Board of the Counselor Education Student Association (CESA) consists of the following officers:

Indiana Campus

President: Chad Billy

Vice President: Stephanie Mallis

Treasurer: Erik Messinger

Secretary: Kara Schulz

IUP Monroeville Graduate and Professional Center


Vice President



Faculty Advisors

Dr. Pollard at Indiana campus ( and Dr. Branthoover at the IUP Monroeville Center (

CESA Meetings

Next Meeting (Indiana): Thursday October 8, 2015. 4:00 p.m.

    Complete the CESA Membership Form.

    • Department of Counseling
    • Stouffer Hall, Room 206B
      1175 Maple Street
      Indiana, PA 15705
    • Phone: 724-357-2306
    • Fax: 724-357-7821
    • Office Hours
    • Monday through Friday
    • 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
    • 1:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.