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Kappa Sigma Upsilon Chapter of Chi Sigma Iota

Chi Sigma Iota is an international honor society for counseling students, professional counselors, and counselor educators. The society was established in 1985 by counseling professionals in the State of Ohio. Chi Sigma Iota's mission is to promote recognition to those in the counseling profession who have demonstrated excellence in the areas of scholarship, research, and clinical practice. The members are dedicated to the counseling profession and the advancement of the profession.


Membership in Chi Sigma Iota is open to current students in CES program who have completed at least one semester of full-time graduate coursework in a counselor education degree program, have earned a grade point average of 3.5 or better on a 4.0 system, and be recommended for membership in CSI by the chapter including promise for a capacity to represent the best about professional counseling including appropriate professional behavior, ethical judgment, emotional maturity, and attitudes conducive to working to advocate for wellness and human dignity for all. Invitations are generally extended to students during the spring semester. New members are then inducted during the Induction Banquet held in March or April. We welcome and encourage all CES students to participate in the activities and functions we sponsor. If you wish to become more involved, have questions, or contributions, do not hesitate to contact any of the officers or faculty advisors.

To become a member of Chi Sigma Iota Kappa Sigma Upsilon chapter go to: Chi Sigma Iota website

  • Click on the link that says New Member Registration
  • Complete the application making sure you enter the following:
  • Enter Dr. Cassandra Storlie for chapter faculty advisor
  • Enter Kappa Sigma Upsilon for chapter name
  • Enter Kent State University for university

To change your affiliation to the Kappa Sigma Upsilon chapter:

  • Click on the Chapter Change Form, under the Membership Tab on the Left
  • Complete the from making sure you enter Kappa Sigma Upsilon the Transferred Chapter

Our Chapters History: Kappa Sigma Upsilon is the Kent State University Chapter and was organized in 1986 with Dr. Donald Bubenzer serving as the Faculty Advisor. Dr. Betsy Page served as Faculty Advisor between 1995-1996, and Dr. Cynthia Osborn between 1996-2002. Dr. Jason McGlothlin served as Faculty Co-Advisor with Dr. Osborn and Dr. Steve Rainey between 2001-2003. Dr. Rainey served as Faculty Advisor between 2003 -2009 and Dr. Guillot Miller served as Co-Advisor. Dr. Jane Cox and Dr. John West served as Chapter Faculty Advisors during 2012-2013. Currently, Dr. Cassie Storlie is the Chapter Faculty Advisor with Dr. Steve Rainey serving as back up Chapter Faculty Advisor.

Awards: The Kappa Sigma Upsilon Chapter of Chi Sigma Iota earned the 2004 and 2007 Outstanding Chapter Awards for Large Chapters. This award takes into account such things as the chapter's promotion of scholarship, research, professionalism, leadership, and excellence in counseling. It also takes into account the ability of the chapter to retain and contact members and the strengths of the members, executive board, and committee chairpersons.

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Special Events for FALL 2017
  • Welcome Back CSI meeting: Tuesday, September 12, 2017 at 3:00 pm in  White Hall 327

2017-2018 CSI Leadership Team

Chapter Faculty Advisor: Dr. Cassie Storlie

Back Up Chapter Faculty Advisor: Dr. J. Steve Rainey 

President: Vicki Giegerich

President Elect: Brittany Gutierrez

Secretary: Annaliese Lessick

Treasurer: Elizabeth Manzetti

School Counseling Representative: Kristin Mynes

Clinical Mental Health Counseling Representative: Vikas Sohal

Doctoral Student Representative: Alicia Hall

Social Committee: Mick Sibley, Meghan Green & Jacqueline Germano

Community Outreach Committee: Katherine Dannemiller, Rachel Turner & Rachel Scarponi

Professional Development Committee: Catherine Labar, Devann Sund & Staci Tessmer

Wellness Committe: Kylie McCann, Jess Strumbly, Rachel Isance & Vikas Sohal

Newsletter: Stephanie Hammond

Publicity/Archivist: Not yet filled

Fundraising: Rachel Gombash & Jessica Land