Student Organizations

Chi Sigma Iota-Rho Omega Chapter National Honor Society for Students

Chi Sigma Iota is an international honor society of professional counselors and counselors-in-training. Its purpose is to promote and recognize exemplary attainment in the study and practice of counseling. Rho Omega typically holds an initiation ceremony each spring with business meetings, community projects and social meetings throughout the academic year.

Dr. W. Leigh Atherton ( is the faculty advisor to the chapter.

ECU Student Addictions and Rehabilitation Association (SARA)

The Student Addictions & Rehabilitation Association (SARA) is the student organization of the Department of Addictions and Rehabilitation Studies. The primary function of SARA is to offer students within the program ways to get involved in the community through social and service activities. Students that belong to the department are eligible for officer positions, which are voted upon once a year. The student organization is recognized by the East Carolina University Student Government Association and works closely with the College of Allied Health Student Leadership Council.

This East Carolina University student organization has also supported student travel to professional meetings across North Carolina including the VEWAA and PARC conferences. For, more information please contact our faculty advisor, Dr. Steve Leierer (