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Home : Chapter Information : Start a Chapter : Newsletter for Developing Chapters


Welcome from Chief Executive Officer
Pat Thompson

Welcome to the October 2012 issue of the newsletter for developing chapters. The Constituent Services Center at the Honor Society of Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau International (STTI) has developed this newsletter for groups interested in forming a chapter of STTI. Our goal is to make the sometimes-confusing process of developing a chapter an easier one. Each issue will focus on different aspects of honor society development. Read more!  

Contact Us

We are interested to hear how your group is progressing. We are also available to answer any questions you may have about the process or requirements.
Jenny Paugh or Rebecca Schafer 888.634.7575 (U.S./Canada)
+1.317.634.8171 (International)


Personal Assistance for Your Developing Chapter
STTI headquarters has many guidelines, policies, procedures, and samples available to help you in the development and administration of your honor society. Staff members are available to assist you too! Keep reading.

Program Planning: What it Is and What it Isn’t
Program planning is integral to your honor society’s/chapter’s success. It is what will keep your members engaged and coming back for more. Programming provides value as membership dollars are used to create a member benefit. Learn more.

Five Quick Steps to Planning Successful Programs
Programming is one of the many benefits that an honor society or chapter offers to its membership. Programs may be anything from raising money for a charitable organization to an elaborately organized research event with presenters, posters and meals Read more.

STTI Announces Webcast Wednesdays: Webcasts specifically designed for
developing honor societies
Join us for regularly scheduled training sessions developed specifically for developing honor societies. Click the appropriate registration link to register for the training session you would like to attend. Find out more.

Meet Your STTI Regional Leadership—the Regional Chapters Coordinating Committee STTI’s 486 chapters are divided into 20 geographic regions. Each region is represented by an elected Regional Coordinator. Learn more.



Upcoming Application Deadlines


  • Chapter Charter Applications
    15 February 2013
    (If approved, these applicants will be chartered after 15 June 2013.)

  • Chapter Charter Amendment Applications
    Ongoing — Applications may be submitted at any time. 
    (If approved, these applicants will be chartered within approximately  three to six months following STTI board of directors approval.)

How to Submit An Application


NOTE: Application forms are revised each biennium. For more information or to request the most current application, please contact:


Jenny Paugh    
North American region   

Beckie Schafer
Non-North American regions

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