Sigma Theta Tau
Sigma Theta Tau is the international honor society of nursing.
Six nursing students founded Sigma Theta Tau in 1922 at Indiana University. In 1985, Sigma Theta Tau expanded its geographical boundaries to include international sites. The international honor society has now grown to include more than 300 chapters that are associated with university schools or colleges of nursing in four countries. Sigma Theta Tau International is a member of the Association of College Honor Societies. The Capstone College of Nursing Honor Society was established in 1979 as a prerequisite for the 1982 chartering of the local Epsilon Omega Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau International. Epsilon Omega Chapter and Sigma Theta Tau International ascribe to the following purposes.
- To recognize superior achievement.
- To recognize the development of leadership qualities.
- To foster high professional standards.
- To encourage creative work.
- To strengthen commitment to the ideals and purposes of the profession.
Membership into Sigma Theta Tau International is by invitation, and induction of new members is held during Honors Week.
Epsilon Omega Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau International supports the mission and goals of the Capstone College of Nursing. The local chapter provides financial support for specific faculty-sponsored research projects and academic functions of the College. A research conference is sponsored biennially in collaboration with surrounding health care agencies.