Founded in 1986 at Ohio State University Extension, the Alpha Chapter premiered as the first professional association for support staff and program assistants within Extension and was patterned after Epsilon Sigma Phi. Chi Epsilon Sigma's logo symbolizes the three L's: Life, Loyalty and Learning. The circle is endless, which signifies the endless number of friends you will make in this organization.
The purpose of this Fraternity shall be to maintain the standards and ideals, uphold the morale, prestige and respect of Ohio State University Extension Support Staff, to develop an effective working relationship and a spirit of fraternal fellowship among the present and emeriti employees of Ohio State University Extension and to encourage professionalism within Extension.
Specialization Link at OSUE Human Resources Website
Connectivity across the state continues to be a challenge for support staff. In 2012, CES sponsored the data collection efforts for the Support Staff Specialization list. Our goal was to ensure that all support staff in the state were represented in the listing. In conjunction with Extension Human Resources, this list is now available on the HR website.
Access to this information is expected to provide a conduit for learning, connections between counties for peer assistance, and enhanced professional development as needs become apparent.