Beta Iota was chartered May 21, 1972, as the 55th chapter of Sigma Theta Tau International. Over the past 33 years, Beta Iota Chapter has inducted close to 3000 nurse scholars. These nurse scholars were selected for membership based on their academic excellence in the undergraduate and graduate nursing programs or as a nurse leader in the community by achieving excellence in administration, publication, research, education, or as a clinician. The relationship between the College of Nursing and the chapter reflects a strong commitment to the purposes and goals of the organization. An outcome of that commitment is the Beta Iota Room appropriated to the chapter by Dean Andrea Lindell on January 25, 1995.

Beta Iota Chapter has a long history of supporting the conduction of research and knowledge dissemination through financial support and presentation or publication opportunities. The chapter continues to support nursing scholarship as well as recognize nurse leaders, collaborate with other chapters and organizations, seek to engage members and increase the visibility of Sigma Theta Tau International in the Tri-State community.

Beta Iota is located in Region 9 which consists of chapters located in Southern Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana. Beta Iota Chapter is also a member of a local consortium of STTI chapters called SONK (Southern Ohio Northern Kentucky). SONK consists of five other chapters, Omicron Omicron (Xavier University and College of Mount St. Joseph), Rho Theta (Northern Kentucky University), Zeta Phi (Wright State University), Omicron Chi (Miami University), and Psi Omega (The Christ College of Nursing and Health Sciences). The SONK Consortium sponsors one of two scholarly programs presented annually.

Sigma Theta Tau International

Sigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursing, was founded in 1922 by six student nurses at the Indiana University Training School for Nurses. Today, the Society is the second largest professional nursing organization in the world with over 360,000 nurse scholars as members. More information about the international organization can be found on the Sigma Theta Tau International website.



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