2017 Chi Sigma Iota Counseling Honor Society Initiation Ceremony at USJ
Recently 16 USJ graduate students with a major in School Counseling and Clinical Mental Health Counseling with a 3.5 or higher GPA celebrated with family, faculty and peers as they were inducted into the Chi Sigma Iota (CSI) Counseling Honor Society. University of Saint Joseph’s Chi Sigma Iota- Upsilon Sigma Iota Chapter President Michael Wolftrand remarked, “This year’s inductees are representative of more than 50 graduate students in this Honor Society who are dedicated to excellence in our studies and want to excel professionally.”
According to the organization’s international society, CSI is an international honor society that values academic and professional excellence in counseling. Chair and Professor of Department of Counseling Applied Behavioral Studies Rick Halstead noted with pride how, “This Honor Society is one of the elements of our program that allows our students to engage in leadership activities, interact with faculty outside of the classroom, and be part of the broader learning community.”
The Honor Society has also participated in community volunteer efforts, here in the U.S., and in Jamaica with The Committee for the Upliftment of the Mentally Ill (CUMI). Students raised funds for the organization to provide shower facilities and recreational supplies that help clients during post-psychiatric treatments.