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Celebrating Sigma's early years

At Sigma's headquarters in Indianapolis, meaningful historical décor can be found in the Founders Room—like the original Alpha Chapter charter, an oil lamp that nurses used in the Civil War, and the original ritual manual. View some of these items in the video above.

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The creation of Sigma Theta Tau

You can read more about Sigma’s beginnings in this blog post from Indiana University’s bicentennial celebration.

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Did you know?

Sigma awarded its first research grant at convention in 1936 to Alice Crist Malone in the amount of US $600. This was also the first nursing research grant given to an individual in the United States.

Sigma continues to support nursing research by awarding more than 20 research grants each year. These grants are made possible through donations to the Sigma Foundation for Nursing. Donate today! »

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Chapter leaders, help us reach our 100th anniversary goal!

To celebrate Sigma's 100th year, we invite chapters to help us achieve our goal of inducting 2,022 nurse leaders between 1 January and 31 December 2022.

In addition to the overall goal, we ask chapters to create a goal of increasing their inducted nurse leaders by 22% over last year during the same time frame. Learn more »

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