Sigma Theta Tau

Showing leadership in nursing

Dalhousie’s School of Nursing is home to the Rho Rho Chapter of the Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing (STTI), a global organization dedicated to community leadership, scholarship, service and the use of nursing knowledge to improve health care around the world.

Rho Rho’s primary goal is to establish a scholarship fund to support members in their educational and professional development. Fundraising initiatives include an annual Yard Sale in September and silent auctions at Rho Rho Induction Ceremonies.

Membership is open to undergraduate and graduate students, as well as nursing professionals and community leaders.

Rho Rho evolved from the Dalhousie School of Nursing Honour Society, which was founded in 1999. Rho Rho officially received Chapter status from STTI in 2002.

Membership benefits

Membership in the Rho Rho Chapter include subscriptions to publications such as:

  • Image: Journal of Nursing Scholarship
  • Reflections on Nursing Leadership
  • Excellence Newsletter
  • You Belong Here.

Members also have access to NTN NurseNet, a customized job search database, and CareerMap, a guide to nursing careers. Other benefits include access to a Directory of Nurse Experts and a variety of research grants.

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Membership requirements

All undergraduate and graduate students that meet eligibility criteria will be receive letters from Rho Rho’s Eligibility Committee inviting them to join.

Undergraduate students must meet the following criteria for membership:

  • Have completed at least 50% of the Nursing curriculum
  • Have a grade-point average of at least 3.0
  • Rank in the top 35 percentile of their graduating class (based on a 4.0 scale)

Graduate students must meet the following criteria for membership:

  • Have completed 25% of the Nursing curriculum
  • Have a grade-point average of at least 3.5 (based on a 4.0 scale)

Eligible nursing professionals and community leaders who wish to become a member of Rho Rho can email to receive an application form.

To be eligible in this category, applicants must:

  • Be a registered nurse
  • Hold a baccalaureate degree in Nursing or another field
  • Have demonstrated achievement in nursing, education, practice, research, administration or publication


Rho Rho offers a $500.00 scholarship to members enrolled in the fourth year of an undergraduate program in Nursing or in a graduate program.

The scholarship is awarded to students recognized for their potential to advance nursing knowledge and practice.

Students must submit an application and a written statement of their personal and professional goals in nursing.

A letter of recommendation from a faculty member or professional associate, as well as a copy of the student’s most recent transcript, is also required.