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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 in 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 an IUP recognized organization.  

    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

    • Pay membership dues ($5 per semester/$10 for academic year).
    • Attend one social event per semester.
    • Attend service event per semester.
    • Attend two meetings per semester.

    CESA Executive Board

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

    Indiana Campus


    Evet Warner

    Vice President:

    Julia Araoz


    Alexa Claypool


    Sara Hoover

    IUP East Pittsburgh 


    Lacey Macchia

    Vice President:

    Autumn Eichner


    Regina Slater

    Faculty Advisors

    CESA Meetings

    Next Meeting (Indiana):

    Next Meeting (Monroeville): 

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