Programming for Honor Societies

Programming is one of the many benefits that a chapter offers to its membership. An honor society's programming should meet the need of all members: new inductees, nurse clinicians, nurse researchers, nurse educators, long-time members and retirees. Honor societies should plan programs that appeal to different member audiences throughout the year.

According to the bylaws, honor societies and chapters are required to annually have at least one business meeting and two events or programs that support the purposes and goals of Sigma.

Organizational Mission

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


Sigma's vision is to be the global organization of choice for nursing.

Programs that satisfy the requirement of supporting the purposes and goals of the society are numerous and can be held in a variety of formats. Diverse programming includes research programs, professional development, social and networking opportunities, service projects, health care reform topics, social issues in nursing, changing roles in nursing and ethical issues in nursing. 

Consider occasionally collaborating with other health care organizations. However, ensure that the honor society has offered at least half of its programs by itself. This shows that the group is independent and self-sustainable.