Chi Epsilon Sigma

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 latest news from CES!

CES Membership Drive Underway!

Make this the year you join with us to: 

  • maintain the standards and ideals;
  • uphold the morale, prestige and respect of Ohio State University Extension support staff;  
  • develop an effective working relationship and a spirit of fraternal fellowship among the present and emeriti employees of Ohio State University Extension;  
  • encourage professionalism within Extension.

Please join CES this year!

Membership forms must be postmarked by October 15 in order to be eligible for awards and scholarships, to vote on Chapter business, or be a candidate for CES Director/Officer positions.  

Visit the Membership section of this website for more information and an application form.

2014 CES Meeting Schedule Announced  

Meetings are open to all members of CES. To participate by WebEx, contact President Marianne Guthrie for instructions and password.

Unless otherwise noted all Board Meetings are held at the Nationwide and Ohio Farm Bureau 4-H Center, 2201 Fred Taylor Drive in Columbus.

2014 Board Meeting Schedule

  • January 29, 10:00 am

  • April 24, 1:00 pm

  • August 21, 10:00 am

  • October 21, 1:00 pm


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.

Check it out: