Starting an STTI Chapter

STTI currently has more than 500 chapters around the world. For a complete listing, visit our chapter directory. Chapters must be located at either institutions of higher education or institutions of higher education and practice setting(s).

The minimum requirements for a school to begin the process of starting an STTI chapter include:

  • Institution of higher education grants a minimum of a baccalaureate degree or equivalent in nursing.

  • School's nursing programs are accredited by an appropriate accrediting body recognized by the STTI Governance Committee.

  • Obtained support from the institution of higher education and the educational unit with the nursing program for an STTI chapter.

Practice setting(s) may start a brand new at-large chapter in collaboration with an institution of higher education or practice setting(s) may join an established chapter. 

All practice settings must meet the following minimum requirements for STTI affiliation:

  • A practice setting is an entity where professional (registered) nursing is practiced.
  • Practice setting must be accredited by an appropriate accrediting agency recognized by the STTI Governance Committee (such as the Joint Commission or equivalent).
  • Practice setting administration and chief nursing officer officials must agree to support a STTI chapter at the university.

Getting Started: Phases of Honor Society and Chapter Development

Chapter establishment is a six-phase process. To establish a new chapter, groups must first form a local honor society at their institution of higher education. This developing honor society shall complete the tasks outlined within each phase of development to learn, grow, apply, and transition into a successful and sustainable chapter. Chapter development staff are available to guide you in getting started.


Request a Chapter Consultation

Questions? Contact us!
Staff at STTI are available to schedule webinar consultations and to answer your questions about honor society and chapter development via phone or email.  
Telephone: 1.888.634.7575 (U.S./Canada toll-free) or 1.317.634.8171 (International)

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