Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing & Alpha Beta Eta Chapter at United States University

General Chapter Information

The United States University College of Nursing and Health Sciences (CONHS) proudly established a STTI chapter in April 2022. After over a year of planning and review from the STTI organization, faculty members led the campaign to establish a chapter at USU. With support from Dr. Jennifer Billingsley, CONHS Dean, and Dr. Scott Burrus, USU Provost, members of the honor society established a steering committee whose charge was to start a Sigma Theta Tau International chapter at USU.

The United States University’s chapter became the 605th chapter in the organization. Our chapter name, Alpha Beta Eta, is a result of us being the 605th STTI chapter with the names given sequentially based upon the Greek alphabet. The chartering ceremony took place on April 7th, 2022. During the ceremony, two nurse leader members and 127 new student and alumni members were inducted. Our goal is to induct at least 100 students in the 2022-2023 school year, and at least one nurse leader member.

For more information, including specific membership requirements, please visit our chapter’s Sigma page linked here.

Please view this informational PPT with live narration from USU Faculty, Dr. Linda Haen, to learn more about Sigma.

Informational Session and PowerPoint

Please see this YouTube link to watch our informational session.

Overview of STTI Honor Society

The mission of the Honor Society of Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau International (STTI), is advancing world health and celebrating nursing excellence in scholarship, leadership, and service.

STTI membership is by invitation to baccalaureate and graduate nursing students who demonstrate excellence in scholarship and to nurse leaders exhibiting exceptional achievements in nursing in one of three areas of scholarship. A nurse leader must demonstrate achievement in one of three main areas; scholarship, leadership, or service and practice.

Here are some additional facts about our membership:

  • STTI has more than 135,000 active members
  • Members reside in more than 100 countries.
  • 39 percent of active members hold master’s and/or doctoral degrees; 51 percent are in staff positions; 19 percent are administrators or supervisors; 18 percent are faculty/academics; and 12 percent are in advanced practice.
  • There are roughly 540 chapters at more than 700 institutions of higher education throughout Armenia, Australia, Botswana, Brazil, Canada, Colombia, England, Ghana, Hong Kong, Japan, Kenya, Lebanon​, Malawi, Mexico, the Netherlands, Pakistan, Philippines, Portugal, Singapore, South Africa, South Korea, Swaziland, Sweden, Taiwan, Tanzania, Thailand, the United Kingdom, and the United States of America.
  • STTI communicates regularly with more than 100 nurse leaders who have expressed interest in establishing chapters globally, including those in Chile, China, Costa Rica, Denmark, Finland, India, Ireland, Israel, Germany, Jamaica, Jordan, New Zealand, and Spain.

Membership Criteria - Alpha Beta Eta chapter


  • GPA 3.2 or greater
  • Completed at least 50% of the curriculum
  • For RN to BSN students, must have completed 12 credit hours
  • Ranked in top 35% of class


  • GPA 3.6 or greater
  • Completed at least 25% of the curriculum
  • Ranked in top 35% of the class

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