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Chi Epsilon Sigma

Next Meeting date: October 10th, 1 PM - See you on Zoom!

NEW CES logo!

2022 CES Logo
Chi Epsilon Sigma Constitution and Bylaws

Standing Rules

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.


CES Purpose

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.

CES Brochure

CES Information Video

Support CES:

Donations can be made to the CES fund:

Current Happenings:

We invite you to participate in this year’s Silent Auction at the OSU Extension Annual Conference, December 5-7, 2022! Chi Epsilon Sigma (CES) sponsors this annual fundraiser to recognize an Extension support staff member via the CES Support Staff Excellence Award.


Do you have a special talent that you would like to share with your Extension colleagues? Do you knit, sew, do woodwork, paint, make jewelry, bake, etc.? Are you an independent seller for a company that sells purses, jewelry, makeup...? Know of local/statewide businesses that would love to donate products or gift certificates for some additional publicity around the state? Whether you are a county- or state-based office, consider this an opportunity for a team project and donate a basket or individual item for the Silent Auction. If there is something unique about your county, consider that as a theme for your donated item(s). We would be thrilled to have a donation from every county/office!

Next Steps:

Your donation details can be submitted via Qualtrics Survey until November 18, 2022. The Silent Auction will be open live and in person during the first two days of the conference, December 5 & 6, so please plan to bring your basket along with you on December 5, exact drop-off location tbd.

Don’t forget to prepare your shopping list so you can participate as a bidder even if you cannot donate this year! These auction items are always unique and thoughtful, and the auction will be held just in time for the holiday season, those winter birthdays, or even planning ahead for Valentine’s Day!

We will also be accepting cash donations to the fund year-round if you prefer to give your support via that option, at

Thanks so very much for your support!

The 2022 CES Fundraiser Committee

Terri Fisher, Chair -

Chris Comden

Patty Corfman

Teresa Funk

Marianne Guthrie

Amy Kirkbride

Beth Young