Honor Society inducts new members every fall

Membership in Sigma Theta Tau is highly competitive and recognized as a major accomplishment for all baccalaureate nursing students and professional nurses. Students invited to be members demonstrate stellar academic achievement, leadership qualities, and commitment to a career dedicated to being at the forefront of innovative nursing practice both locally and in the global community. Saint Luke’s College is working to become a recognized chapter of Sigma Theta Tau International—a global community of nurses who use their knowledge, skills, and abilities to promote health, prevent disease, and advance the science and art of nursing. Induction ceremonies are held every fall.

The Honor Society was founded in 2009 and is dedicated to the development of intellectual curiosity and inquiry and providing students with opportunities to acquire new knowledge and skills that will equip them to function as educated members of society. 

Members participate in educational offerings throughout the city. The Honor Society collaborates with other Kansas City metropolitan area Honor Society chapters to provide Research Symposiums to the local community. For example, research opportunities include presentations/competitions at various research events throughout the city such as Graceland University’s sigma Theta Tau—an Annual Research Symposium held at Graceland University in collaboration with Graceland University and William Jewell College. Members participate in the saint Luke’s Hospital Research day where interprofessional healthcare providers present their research findings.
The vision of the Honor Society is to contribute to the global community of nurses who lead in using knowledge, scholarship, service, and learning to improve the health of the people of the world.

About the International Society

The Honor Society of Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau International (STTI) – In 1922 six nurses founded STTI at the Indiana University Training School for Nurses, now the Indiana University School of Nursing, in Indianapolis, Ind., USA. The founders chose the name from the Greek words Storgé, Tharsos and Timé meaning “love,” “courage” and “honor.” STTI became incorporated in 1985 as Sigma Theta Tau International Inc., a nonprofit organization with a 501(c)(3) tax status in the United States. Organizational Mission The mission of the Honor Society of Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau International is to support the learning, knowledge and professional development of nurses committed to making a difference in health worldwide. For more information go to the Sigma Theta Tau website.