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Chapters of Chi Sigma Iota are university-based and located in regionally accredited institutions of higher education that have officially designated counselor preparation programs. More than 390 chapters have been chartered, and new chapters are being developed in the United States and other countries. This page includes resources to support chapter development, including information on starting or reactivating chapters, chapter leadership and leadership training materials, guidelines for processing memberships and planning initiations and ceremonies, policies for chapters and required forms and reports, and resources for chapter activities and chapter networking.

Chapter Resources

Chapter Groups

  • Keep your chapter members updated on the latest announcements, events, and discussions by using your chapter member messaging, calendar, photo albums, blogs, and forums. Only chapter group members can post to their chapter group; however, groups are open for others to connect and share ideas.
  • Chapter group tutorials provide an overview of the group functionality

Chapter Directory

  • Search for a chapter by chapter name, university, state, region, chapter status, and CACREP criteria.

Establishing and Maintaining an Active CSI Chapter

  • Requirements for Maintaining Active Chapter Status
  • Establishing a New Chapter
  • Reactivating a Chapter

Chapter Leader Training

  • CSI Day, Webinar Training
  • Leadership, Chapter Leadership Manual, CSI Position Paper on Servant Leadership,
    Principles and Practices of Leadership Excellence

Chapter Development Resources

  • Chapter Certificates of Recognition and Appreciation
  • Chapter Leadership Manual
  • Chapter Logos and Logo Request Form
  • Chapter PowerPoint Training Modules

Chapter Committees & Programs

  • Awards Training Program, Chapter Awards Script, Chapter Certificates of Recognition and Appreciation
  • Sample Chapter Bylaws, Chapter Bylaws Review Rubric
  • Chapter Website Development Resources
  • Counselor Community Engagement Committee and Activities
  • Chapter Finances, Chapter Fundraising, Chapter Grants
  • Professional Advocacy Hero and Heroine Interviews, Chapter Advocacy Tips
  • Involving Counselor Educators who are not Chapter Faculty Advisors
  • Nominations and Elections: CSI Chapter Voting in CSI International Elections

Membership Processing & Initiations

  • Written Invitation to CSI Membership
  • Membership Processing Steps and Checklist for Chapters
  • Initiation of New Members, Installation of New Officers
  • Assistance with CSI Speakers, Guest Speaker Orientation

Chapter Internet Presence & Social Networking

  • Chapter Internet Presence & Internet Plagiarism Policy
  • Chapter Website Policy
  • Social Networking Policy & Rubrics
  • Chapter Logo Policy & Request Forms
  • Website Tutorials

Required Chapter Reports

  • Chapter Annual Plan and Report Summaries
  • Annual Report (active from March 24th through April 30th)
  • Annual Plan  (active from August 1st through September 30th )

Chapter Activities: What Other Chapters Are Doing

  • Chapter Annual Plan & Report Summaries
  • Exemplar Chapter Tips: Student Insights; Chapter Development Tips: What Other Chapters Do and You Can Do Too; Chapter Development Tips by Semester

CSI Approved Policies