Sigma Theta Tau International (STTI)

Sigma Theta Tau International (STTI)

Sigma Theta Tau International (STTI) is the honor society of nursing with chapters located all over the world.  Nursing students are eligible for nomination and membership in Chi-at-Large, which is the local chapter for St. Olaf College.  Students are elected to membership in their senior year of the nursing program.

STTI is a professional organization whose purpose includes recognizing superior achievement and development of leadership qualities, fostering high professional standards, encouraging creative work, and strengthening the commitment to the ideals and purposes of the nursing profession.  The mission of the organization is to improve the health of all people and health care worldwide.

Criteria for membership include:

  • Completion of at least one-half of the nursing curriculum
  • Rank in the upper 35% of their nursing class
  • A minimum GPA of 3.0
  • Meet the expectations of academic integrity
  • Receive nominations from a minimum of two faculty members

Graduates of the St. Olaf College Nursing Program who were not elected to membership in their senior year are eligible and encouraged to seek future membership as a community leader.  Practicing nurses who exhibit leadership qualities and demonstrate achievement in education, practice, research, administration, publication, and have the endorsement of two Sigma Theta Tau International members are eligible.

For more information, please contact the Nursing Department Chair, Dr. Susan Huehn, or visit the STTI website.