Professional Organizations

American Counseling Association (ACA):  (800) 347-6647

North Carolina Counseling Association (NCCA):  (888) 308-6222

National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC):  (336) 547-0607

N.C. Board for Licensed Professional Counselors (NCBLPC):  (919) 661-0820

State Department of Public Instruction (SDPI):  (919) 807-3300

American Rehabilitation Counseling Association (ARCA):

National Rehabilitation Counseling Association (NRCA):

Chi Sigma Iota International Academic & Professional Honor Society (CSI)

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Angel Dowden

Formed in January of 1985, Chi Sigma Iota is an International Counseling Academic and Professional Honor Society. It was established in order to create a link between students, educators, practitioners and supervisors in various counseling settings. The objective of Chi Sigma Iota is “to promote scholarship, research, professionalism and excellence in counseling, and to recognize high attainment in the pursuit of academic and clinical excellence in the field of counseling.” The Alpha Tau Delta Tau Omega Chapter at North Carolina A&T State University formed in 1994 meets throughout the year under the leadership of elected students. As well as initiating various projects, the chapter disseminates a newsletter. Students interested in joining Chi Sigma Iota must have a 3.5 or better GPA and at least 18 hours of graduate course credit. For additional information, contact Dr. Angel Dowden, the chapter's advisor.

Rehabilitation Counseling Association (RCA)

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Glacia Ethridge

Formed in 2005, the Rehabilitation Counseling Association (RCA) was created for students to learn more about the profession and to network with local rehabilitation counselors and people with disabilities within their career paths. The mission of the Rehabilitation Counseling Association is to offer opportunities where students may gain increased public understanding of  professional interests by fostering an open forum, promoting and encouraging the development of professional training opportunities for all persons engaged in the counseling of persons with disabilities, contributing to an interdisciplinary approach to the solution of problems in rehabilitation, fostering research to advance knowledge and skills in rehabilitation counseling, and developing relationships that will be beneficial to enhance professional identity. For additional information, contact Dr. Glacia Ethridge, the association’s faculty advisor.