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Student Organizations

The CSPA program has a strong sense of student community and values professional involvement for its students. There are two student organizations within the program. The first is the Student Affairs Graduate Alliance or SAGA which functions as the general student association and then the Alpha Alpha chapter of Chi Sigma Alpha is the professional honor society. Each offers professional development and networking opportunities for our CSPA students. 



Student Affairs Graduate Alliance

The Student Affairs Graduate Alliance, also known as SAGA, is the overarching programmatic organization to the College Student Personnel Administration program at SIUE. SAGA began in January 2019 to incorporate an inclusive approach to programming for the CSPA program. Membership within SAGA is open to all students currently enrolled in the CSPA program, and students can attend meetings, events, workshops, and additional programs implemented by the executive board. SAGA is governed by an executive board elected by members of the program's honors society, Chi Sigma Alpha (CSA).






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Chi Sigma Alpha Student Affairs Honor Society 

Chi Sigma Alpha is the Student Affairs Honor Society International. It is comprised of graduate students, alumni, faculty, and student affairs professionals. In the fall of 2001 at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Chi Sigma Alpha  was founded to promote and recognize excellence in academics, research, and service to the profession of student affairs. 

The Alpha Alpha Chapter at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville was established in 2016 and holds an annual Spring induction as well as professional and social events. Chi Sigma Alpha serves as the graduate student organization for the College Student Personnel Administration (CSPA) program.  Membership in Chi Sigma Alpha is the only exclusive organization within the CSPA Program, and eligible candidates are contacted in December, based on their academic achievements, prior to an induction to the organization in January of the following year. An induction ceremony is held annually each spring semester. For more information please contact Dr. Pete Sasso.
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