Information about Sigma Theta Tau International and the Omicron Gamma Chapter

Sigma Theta Tau crestSigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursing, is an organization that fosters scholarship in nursing. It is dedicated to improving the health of people worldwide by increasing the scientific base of nursing practice. In 1936, Sigma Theta Tau was the first organization in the United States to fund nursing research. It has world-wide recognition and respect.

Sigma Theta Tau was founded in 1922 by six nursing students at Indiana University. More than 405,000 nurse scholars have been inducted. With 130,000 active members, it is the second largest nursing organization in the world. Members are active in more than 92 countries and territories. There are over 450 chapters on college campuses in the United States, Australia, Botswana, Brazil, Canada, Ghana, Hong Kong, Japan, Mexico, the Netherlands, Pakistan, Singapore, South Africa, South Korea, Swaziland, Sweden, Taiwan, and Tanzania.

Membership is by invitation to baccalaureate and graduate nursing students who demonstrate excellence in scholarship and to nurse leaders who exhibit exceptional achievements in nursing. Membership guidelines are determined by Sigma Theta Tau International. The benefits of membership in this organization are: professional recognition, networking opportunities (grants/conferences), publications, and other resources.

To learn more about Sigma Theta Tau International, go to its home page at

Information About Local Chapter

Wilmington University College of Health Professions’ chapter, Omicron Gamma, received its charter in March, 1998. By invitation, Omicron Gamma annually inducts nursing students and community members who exhibit commitment to nursing excellence as scholars, leaders, practitioners, and innovators. The induction pledge emphasizes commitment to honor, community, service, and knowledge to perpetuate professional ideals.

To learn more about Omicron Gamma, go to its home page at