Walsh University Graduate Catalog 2013-2014
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The Alpha Mu (Walsh University) Chapter of Chi Sigma Iota
Chi Sigma Iota is an international honor society of counseling professionals and professionals-in-training who are dedicated to excellence in scholarship, research, and clinical practice. It was established January 1, 1985, and the first initiation was held by the Alpha Chapter of Ohio University in March of 1985. Today there are 193 chapters and over 30,000 initiated members. National headquarters are located in Greensboro, N.C.
The Walsh University chapter, Alpha Mu, was established in the spring of 1987 and has grown from five members to over 100 members comprised of both counseling professionals or professionals-in-training. The purpose of Chi Sigma Iota is to promote and recognize exemplary attainment in the study and practice of counseling.
Students enrolled in the Walsh University Graduate Program in Counseling and Human Development may be invited to join Alpha Mu upon recommendation of the faculty and if they meet the following requirements:
Faculty, alumni, and participating professional counselors who are either certified or licensed and who have given evidence of distinguished scholarship and professional service, including professional credentials and/or graduation from a Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Education Programs (CACREP) approved program, are also eligible to be invited to join.
Membership in the Alpha Mu chapter can make a valuable contribution to the professional development of the counseling student as they become part of a network of professionals who ascribe to high standards of scholarship and practice. Alpha Mu offers many events and programs for CHD students, such as an annual initiation dinner, speakers and programs on current issues and topics relevant to the counseling field, a chapter networking directory, and all-day workshops or seminars with the opportunity to earn continuing education units (CEUs) for license renewal.
In addition to sponsoring the $1,000 Sandra I. Lopez-Baez tuition scholarship, the Alpha Mu chapter offers a one-time book scholarship during the fall and spring semesters and a one-time tuition scholarship to counseling students who demonstrate financial need. To apply for these scholarships, contact Dr. Ruthann Anderson and/or Dr. Carrie VanMeter, faculty advisors for the chapter.
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