Honor Society



Saint Luke’s College students are considered for STTI Honor Society membership after they have:

 - Completed their first two semesters of their program
 - Demonstrated academic excellence
 - Demonstrated leadership potential
 - S1 and S2 BSN students are sent their invitations to the Honor Society in the spring semester of the school year

Nurse leaders are considered for STTI Honor Society membership after they have:

 - Completed their bachelor’s degree in nursing
 - Held a nursing license
 - Demonstrated achievement in nursing

Questions about STTI? Please email chapter president, Mary Goodrich at msgrnc@gmail.com or faculty advisor Jill Morsbach at Jill.Morsbach@rockhurst.edu.


The Honor Society was founded in 2009 and is dedicated to the development of intellectual curiosity and inquiry and providing students with opportunities to acquire new knowledge and skills that will equip them to function as educated members of society. 

In the fall of 2017, the College became a member of the Sigma Theta Tau International (STTI) Nursing Honor Society and named Psi Chi Chapter #548.

Members participate in educational offerings throughout the city. The Honor Society collaborates with other Kansas City metropolitan area Honor Society chapters to provide Research Symposiums to the local community. 

The vision of the Honor Society is to contribute to the global community of nurses who lead in using knowledge, scholarship, service, and learning to improve the health of the people of the world.


In 1922, six nurses founded STTI at the Indiana University Training School for Nurses, now the Indiana University School of Nursing, in Indianapolis, Indiana. The founders chose the name from the Greek words Storgé, Tharsos and Timé meaning love, courage, and honor.STTI became incorporated in 1985 as Sigma Theta Tau International Inc., a nonprofit organization with a 501(c)(3) tax status in the United States. The mission of the Honor Society of Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau International, is to support the learning, knowledge, and professional development of nurses committed to making a difference in health worldwide. For more information go to the Sigma Theta Tau website.