Iota Upsilon Pi Chapter

What is Chi Sigma Iota?

CSI is an international honor society that values academic and professional excellence in counseling. 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.

Mission Statement

Promote scholarship, research, professionalism, leadership, advocacy, and excellence in counseling, and recognize high attainment in pursuit of academic and clinical excellence in the profession of counseling.

What are the Benefits of Membership?

  • Professional development opportunities
  • Participate in advocacy and service-oriented events in the Indiana/Pittsburgh communities
  • Social networking with fellow student and professional counseling members
  • CSI-International Career Center access
  • Free webinar trainings offered by CSI-International (obtain CE hours)
  • Free access to the Journal of Counselor Leadership and Advocacy
  • Countless resources regarding issues of leadership, professional and client advocacy, wellness, and more!

Membership Requirements

Students will be invited to an initiation ceremony after completing at least nine credits and receiving a GPA of 3.5 or higher. Doctoral-level students who were involved in CSI during their master's program and would like to join the IUP chapter can do so via the CSI website. Students who do not currently meet these eligibility requirements can still participate in all scheduled CSI activities and events.

CSI Iota Upsilon Pi Executive Board (2024–25)

President: Ella Durst,

Secretary/Treasurer: Joseph Nicholas Valdecnas, 

Social/Promotions Chair: Julie Edmiston, 

Chapter Faculty Advisor: Dr. Matthew Nice,