Honor Society Overview
Honor Society FAQs
Formerly known as the Chamberlain College of Nursing Honor Society, the Phi Pi Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau International (STTI) Nursing Honor Society was chartered on October 20, 2011. The Phi Pi Chapter of STTI celebrates scholarship, research and academic excellence of undergraduate and graduate nursing students, as well as the achievements of professional nurses. Our mission is to support learning, knowledge and professional development of nurses committed to making a difference worldwide.
As one of the newest chapters of STTI, we further our honor society’s mission by offering our members the vast resources of one of the most respected nursing organizations in the world. Founded in 1922, STTI now has chapters in more than 20 countries, with more than 130,000 members worldwide*.
* STTI Organizational Fact Sheet: http://www.nursingsociety.org/aboutus/mission/Pages/factsheet.aspx
Greetings to our members and future members,
It has been an exciting two years – starting with our chartering and induction ceremony in the fall of 2011 – quickly followed by the 41st Biennium in Grapevine, Texas, and subsequent induction ceremonies in the fall of 2012. It is truly hard to believe we are completing our first biennium!
Over the past few months, we’ve been able to collaborate with our multiple campuses on a variety of activities, including community service projects (Houston and St. Louis), regional consortia activities (Columbus), and STTI informational sessions for students (Addison). In the near future, we will be hosting a virtual annual business meeting, while continuing to offer activities throughout the US.
Since our chartering, we have been building our chapter’s infrastructure. As a member of STTI, benefits include membership access to the Phi Pi Chapter website and The Circle, which provides a forum for discussions and a member directory; a monthly email from the STTI president and, periodically, from me. As you explore the STTI website, you will discover multiple ways to become involved in the organization. Information on conferences and access to the Virginia Henderson Library are also available.
For current and future members, please review the FAQs and membership guidelines. Our next induction is scheduled for fall 2013. We plan to have a multi-site induction to enable more members to attend near their homes. Updates will be provided as plans are finalized.
I’d like to close with a Call for Volunteers. We are establishing committees for awards, finance and programming – all of which need active member participation. As a national organization, the majority of our work is conducted through conference calls and emails, so it’s easy to get involved no matter where you live. Please consider volunteering for one of these opportunities. For questions or more information, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ellen L. Poole, PhD, RN, CPAN, CNE
President, Phi Pi Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau International Nursing Honor Society at
Chamberlain College of Nursing