Phase 2:  Formation of an honor society

After a school of nursing receives information and pre-approval to proceed with the STTI honor society and chapter development process, the school of nursing shall form an independent, local nursing honor society. The honor society agrees to follow STTI's recommended honor society procedures and policies while forming and operating the honor society with intent to apply for official chapter status.

NOTE: Although STTI provides support and resources to the developing honor society, the honor society is not affiliated with STTI until after the chapter charter application has been approved AND the official chartering ceremony has taken place.

Phase 2 Tasks:

1) Form a steering committee that will:

  • Choose a chapter structure.
  • Obtain verbal support/approval from administration of institution of higher education and the dean/department chair of the school of nursing.
  • Appoint a board of directors for the honor society.


2) Form a board of directors that will:

  • Consult with staff.
  • Establish honor society name (cannot be a Greek name).
  • Adopt STTI honor society bylaws template.
  • Set goals for developing honor society.
  • Determine developing honor society and chapter benefits for members​.
  • Plan developing honor society's initial budget.
  • Determine policies and procedures for utilizing STTI's membership eligibility requirements.
  • Promote honor society to prospective members.


Thinking ahead to application submission...

What to document, save, and update during Phase 2.

Document, save, and continually update the following in preparation for submitting your application:
(The honor society is eligible to submit its chapter charter application one to two [1-2] years after the first induction ceremony.)

  • Letters of Support 
         - Letter from university/college administration
         - Letter from school/department of nursing
         - At-large applicants must submit these two (2) letters from each school that will be 
           affiliated with the chapter
         - Amendment applicants must submit these two (2) letters from each existing school 
           affiliated with the chapter and each applicant school that is joining the chapter
    NOTE: All support letters submitted with the application should be less than one year old from the date of application submission.
  • Completed and adopted honor society bylaws template for current biennium
  • Current list of honor society officers (required and optional), revised and updated as necessary
  • Copies of honor society budgets for each fiscal year, revised and updated as necessary
  • Written procedure for determining membership eligibility per STTI bylaws

Submit a developing honor society
consultation request form

Questions? Contact us!
Staff at headquarters are available by phone or email to answer your questions about honor society and chapter development.
Telephone: 1.888.634.7575 (US/Canada toll-free) or 1.317.634.8171 (International)