Chi Sigma Alpha Student Affairs Honor Society


Chi Sigma Alpha is an honor society for graduate students, faculty and staff in higher education and student affairs. Based on the three pillars of academics, research and service to the profession, Chi Sigma Alpha has chapters across the United States. Chi Sigma Alpha was founded in 2002 at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University in Blacksburg, Virginia. To date, Chi Sigma Alpha has invited over 300 individuals and 15 chapters to membership since its formation. In the spring of 2013, Drs. Christine Austin and Chris Giroir, inspired and challenged current students within the College Student Personnel Association (CSPA) to consider establishing a chapter of Chi Sigma Alpha to Arkansas Tech. After working with the national headquarters at the University of South Carolina, the Arkansas Tech University (ATU) charter was established and approved on January 17, 2014, formally recognizing ATU as the "Iota" chapter of Chi Sigma Alpha. It is the second formally recognized graduate student organization on the ATU campus, with the first being CSPA.

Membership Requirements:

To be invited for membership in Chi Sigma Alpha, candidates must have a cumulative graduate GPA of 3.75 or higher; completed at least 6 hours in the SAA program; and submit an application packet, which requires submitting responses to short-answer questions and a resume. Applications are reviewed by a panel of faculty and student affairs professionals, with only the highest ranking applicants being chosen for membership. Inductions are held once a year.

Organizational Constitution:

Organizational Constitution

Contact Information:

For more information regarding the Iota Chapter of Chi Sigma Alpha, please contact Dr. Couture at