Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing (STTI)
was founded in 1922 by six nursing students at Indiana University. The founders chose the name Sigma Theta Tau from the Greek words, “Strogá, Tharos, and Timé” meaning “Love, Courage, and Honor”. Today there are over 130,000 active members in 90 countries and territories and 463 chapters across the globe.
of STTI is to support the learning, knowledge, and professional development of nurses committed to making a difference in health worldwide.
of STTI is to create a global community of nurses who lead in using knowledge, scholarship, service and learning to improve the health of the world’s people.
of STTI are to:
1. Recognize superior achievement
2. Recognize the development of leadership qualities
3. Foster high professional standards
4. Encourage creative work
5. Strengthen the commitment to the ideals and purpose of the profession. Beta Rho Chapter
of STTI was formed and approved in October 1973 and the first induction of members was held in April 1974. Today the chapter has 274 active members. Membership in STTI and Beta Rho Chapter is by invitation.
Student candidates are those who have demonstrated superior academic achievement, academic integrity, and professional leadership potential.
Nurse leader candidates are registered nurses with a minimum of a baccalaureate degree in any field who have demonstrated achievement in nursing.
Specific eligibility requirements for baccalaureate and graduate nursing students and for registered nurses are available on this website under Membership
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see the separate sections of this website – Membership, Officers and Committees, Recognition Awards, Research Grants, Calendar of Events, Newsletter, and Get Involved.