Becoming an Upsilon Member

The Upsilon Chapter of the Honor Society of Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau International, accepts applications for membership twice per year. Undergraduate student applications are accepted in the fall, while applications for graduate students and nurse leaders are accepted in the spring.  Our annual induction for all new inductees occurs in the spring.

Sigma is committed to fostering excellence, scholarship, and leadership in nursing to improve health care worldwide. Sigma promotes the use of nursing research in health care delivery and makes its resources available to all people and institutions interested in the latest knowledge in nursing care.

Criteria for membership, established by Upsilon Chapter and Sigma, are as follows:


Undergraduate Students

Graduate Students

Nurse Leader Candidates

Have completed 1/2 of the nursing curriculum (completion of all courses in the first and second nursing sequences)

Have completed 1/4 of the nursing curriculum (based on minimum number of hours required for graduation in program)

Be legally recognized to practice nursing in his/her country
Have earned a GPA of 3.50 (based on a 4.0 grading scale; no rounding) Have earned a GPA of 3.50 (based on a 4.0 grading scale; no rounding) Have a minimum of a baccalaureate degree or the equivalent in any field of nursing

Not have any incomplete grades on the transcript

Not have any incomplete grades on the transcript Demonstrate achievement in nursing
Meet the expectations of academic integrity Meet the expectations of academic integrity

For all undergraduate and graduate student induction applicants that meet the eligibility criteria listed above, you will need to follow the application instructions. PLEASE MAKE SURE THAT YOU ARE READY TO UPLOAD ALL OF YOUR DOCUMENTS BEFORE STARTING THE APPLICATION.

* Complete the NEW Online Membership Intent Form (all required forms must be ready for upload prior to completing the application)
* Obtain and Upload 2 Endorsement Forms, one of which must be completed by an NYU Meyers faculty member and at least one of which must hold active membership in STTI. Save file as Endorsement 1 and Emdorsement 2. 
* Upload your most recent unofficial transcript from Albert. Save file as Transcript.


For Nurse Leader applications, please email Dr. Selena Gilles at for information on how to apply.

If accepted, please note that you will not be considered a member until you accept online through STTI and pay the initial annual fee, which is $108.00. Our annual induction ceremony will take place on Monday, April 6, 2020 from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm in the Rosenthal Pavilion, which is located on the 10th floor of the Kimmel Center at NYU at 60 Washington Square South, New York, NY, 10012. Please save the date and we hope to see you there!

Upsilon Chapter is currently accepting applications for membership. See below for more information on our two induction cycles.


The fall induction cycle is NOW OPEN.  Undergraduate students who are in their third or fourth sequence of the program and graduate students who have finished at least one-quarter of their program may apply. Nurse leader applicants can apply at anytime. We will also take applications for undergraduate students that graduated in January or who are entering their fourth seq. Applications will be available starting October 14, 2020 and will be due on November 1, 2020. Applicants will receive notification of acceptance by November 18, 2020.

PLEASE NOTE: If you are a graduate student and have been inducted previously at another school. please do not apply. Please add Upsilon Chapter (018) to your current membership.

Apply here:

STTI Endorsement Form