Organizations | Troy University


The following are a list of campus and professional organizations that may be of interest to Troy University students in their goals.

Program Organizations

Chi Sigma Iota & Graduate Counselors Student Association

Troy Campus

Chi Sigma Iota (CSI) is an international honor society that values academic and professional excellence in counseling. Together with the Graduate Counselors Student Association (GCSA) we promote a strong professional identity through members (professional counselors, counselor educators, and students) who contribute to the realization of a healthy society by fostering wellness and human dignity. Our mission is to promote scholarship, research, professionalism, leadership, advocacy, and excellence in counseling, and to recognize high attainment in the pursuit of academic and clinical excellence in the profession of counseling.


Daniel Wiggins
Hope Bates
Dr. Jason Orrock (CSI)
Faculty Representative
Dr. Keith Cates (GCSA)
Faculty Representative
Check out our Facebook group for the most up to date information:
Troy University Graduate Counseling Student Association (G.C.S.A.)


Student Counseling Research Group

Troy Campus

The SCRG is a student-led research group on the Troy campus that works under faculty supervision on research projects that are determined, developed, coordinated and produced by students from the Counseling and Psychology programs.

Research to be pursued is determined by the group. Ideas can come from students, faculty, or others outside the group that have an interest or stake in the research. Research projects are developed with the intention of presentation at conferences and/or publication in professional journals.

Membership is open to current and former students, and faculty members with an interest in performing research.

Meeting are scheduled regularly through the Fall, Spring and Summer semesters.

Current and past research projects:

Online versus Brick and Mortar Learning
Deinstitutionalization and Mental Health Services
Dr. Keith Cates
SCRG Faculty Supervisor

Professional Organizations

Counseling Organizations

  • Alabama Counseling Association
  • Alabama Mental Health Counselors Association
  • Alabama School Counselors Association
  • Chi Sigma Iota - International Honor Society
  • Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Programs (CACREP)
  • Florida Mental Health Counselors Association
  • Licensed Professional Counselors Association of Georgia
  • National Board for Certified Counselors

Rehabilitation Organizations

  • American Council of the Blind
  • American Federation for the Blind Information Center
  • Associates for World Action in Rehab. and Education
  • Chi Sigma Iota - International Honor Society
  • Council on Rehabilitation Education (CORE)
  • Gallaudet University
  • Institute on Independent Living
  • MaxiAids
  • National Association of the Deaf (NAD)
  • National Center for the Dissemination of Disability Research
  • National Federation of the Blind
  • National Rehabilitation Association
  • Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services
  • Recording for the Blind and Dyslexic
  • Talking Books Program, National Library Services for the Blind and Physically Handicapped
  • The U.S. Access Board
  • U.S. Department of Justice, ADA Act
  • Web Accessibility Initiative Mission
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