Sigma Theta Tau International (STTI)
Sigma Theta Tau International (STTI), the Honor Society of Nursing, was founded in 1922 by six nurses at the Indiana University Training School of Nurses, now Indiana University School of Nursing in Indianapolis, Indiana, USA. The founders chose the name from the Greek words Storge, Tharsos and Time meaning “love”, “courage” and “honor”.
The mission of the Sigma Theta Tau International, is to support the learning, knowledge and professional development of nurses committed to making a difference in health locally and worldwide. This vision 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.
STTI has more than 135,000 active members who reside in more than 85 countries. There are more than 500 Chapters in institutions of higher education. Our Delta Kappa Chapter is number 104 and was chartered in 1980.
Membership is by invitation to baccalaureate and graduate nursing students who demonstrate excellence in scholarship and to community nurse leaders exhibiting exceptional achievements in nursing. If you are helping to improve nursing practice, you are a nurse leader. This article in Reflections on Nursing Leadership conveys the STTI perspective of a Nurse Leader.
Our Delta Kappa Chapter is supported by The University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP) School of Nursing. We represent the mission and vision of Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing. Our Chapter works collaboratively with UTEP SON administration and faculty to implement the SON’s Guiding Principles: EXCELLENCE – INNOVATION – DIVERSITY.
- STTI home page Click on “Inspiring Member Stories” and scroll to the bottom of this screen to “resources for…” for more information for “Students”; “Clinical Nurses” and more.
- About STTI Click on “Mission/Vision” Also click on “STTI Fact Sheet” located on the right side of this screen.
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