Sigma Statement of Diversity and Inclusion
Diversity of membership is what makes any profession stronger, and nursing is no exception.
Since 1922, the Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing (Sigma) has embodied the attributes of our founders: love, courage, and honor. We pride ourselves on being a diverse, inclusive global organization that does not discriminate, and we firmly believe diversity in our membership makes us stronger. Although we are an apolitical organization, we take seriously our responsibility of ensuring a welcoming and respectful environment for our members worldwide.
Sigma remains committed to the value and active engagement of a global community of nurses. We represent fairness, equality, inclusivity, and respect by the very nature of our core tenets and are against any form of discrimination. We will continue to welcome and celebrate our members’ rich diversity as we always have.
Sigma will remain a voice within the US and world in support of our core values, including diversity and inclusiveness. We will continue to work collaboratively with members from all our global regions to fulfill our mission of advancing world health and celebrating nursing excellence in scholarship, leadership, and service.
The Honor Society of Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau International (STTI) is a nonprofit organization whose mission is advancing world health and celebrating nursing excellence in scholarship, leadership, and service. Founded in 1922, STTI has more than 135,000 active members in more than 85 countries. Members include practicing nurses, instructors, researchers, policymakers, entrepreneurs, and others. STTI’s roughly 500 chapters are located at approximately 695 institutions of higher education throughout Armenia, Australia, Botswana, Brazil, Canada, Colombia, England, Ghana, Hong Kong, Japan, Kenya, Lebanon, Malawi, Mexico, the Netherlands, Pakistan, Portugal, Singapore, South Africa, South Korea, Swaziland, Sweden, Taiwan, Tanzania, Thailand, the United States, and Wales. More information about STTI can be found online at www.nursingsociety.org.
STTI’s International Leadership Institute offers leadership programs, mentoring opportunities, and career development resources designed to enhance leadership skills, individual abilities, and talents. The STTI International Leadership Institute administers academies and mentoring programs in maternal-child health, board leadership, gerontologic nursing leadership, leadership development, and nurse faculty leadership.
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