College of Nursing

Our Vision is to Lead

Sigma Theta Tau Our goal is to create a global community of nurses who lead in using scholarship, knowledge and technology to improve the health of the world's people.

Our Mission is to Serve, Support and Improve

The Honor Society of Nursing provides leadership and scholarship in practice, education and research to enhance the health of all people. We support the learning and professional development of our members, who strive to improve nursing care worldwide.

Sigma Theta Tau History

Sigma Theta Tau was founded in 1922 by six nursing students at Indiana University. Modern nursing was barely 20 years old when Mary Tolle, Edith Moore, Marie Hippensteel, Dorothy Garrigus, Elizabeth Russell and Elizabeth McWilliams met to found a Society to advance the status of nursing as a profession. They recognized the value of scholarship and the importance of excellence in practice. With the full idealism of women forging pathways of change in the 1920s, they wanted to build a framework to encourage future leaders to effectively improve health care.

In 1936, Sigma Theta Tau was the first organization in the U.S. to fund nursing research. Since then the Society has underwritten more than 250 small or "seed" grants, which often begin a whole body of research. These peer-reviewed grants are often the first recognition of potent concepts that eventually lead to major, wide-scale research projects and innovation in the nursing profession.




2015 Call for Chapter Nominations Excellence Awards and Culture Diversity Awards (3) 

All current members of the Iota Iota chapter of STTI are eligible.

The Awards Committee for the Iota Iota Chapter of STTI is calling for submissions for the following awards:

  • Excellence in Education
  • Excellence in Leadership
  • Excellence in Clinical Practice

The purpose of these awards is to recognize STTI Faculty and community members' excellence.  Submission deadline: February 6, 2015 by 11:59 pm. 

Cultural Diversity Awards (Three awards for $333): The purpose of these scholarships is to assist active student members of Sigma Theta Tau Iota, Iota Chapter-at-large be able to participate in a cultural or diversity experience in 2015. Those receiving funds will be expected to provide a short summary of their experience to a chapter meeting or the annual Scholarly Works and Contribution conference.

Proposal submission deadline: February 13, 2015 by 1700.


Application forms and instructions may be obtained in the following locations:

  • Download from the STTI Iota Iota Chapter website in the sidebar to the right
  • Leslie Miles at or 801-422-6086 



Zombie Zumba

Everyone had a great time at Zombie Zumba the day after Halloween! In addition to the good workout, well-needed cleaning supplies were donated to SLC Refugee families.















Elementary School Book Donation

In February 2014, members of Sigma Theta Tau collected 60 children’s books related to health and science topics. The books were personally inscribed by new members at the induction meeting for Sigma Theta Tau Iota Iota Chapter. Students donated these book to several local elementary schools where they were gratefully received.



These are just a few of the Thank-you notes they sent in return: