Chapter History

2008 new inductees at the gamma iota induction ceremony

The Gamma Iota Chapter at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte was chartered in 1978 as a chapter of Sigma Theta Tau International. In 2001 Gamma Iota had over 400 active members with several being honored by the Society as Distinguished Lecturers or Distinguished Writers. Recognition of the chapter for overall excellence led to Gamma Iota receiving the prestigious Chapter Key Award in 1993 and 1995. A Chapter newsletter is published three times a year.

Sigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursing, was founded in 1922 at Indiana University by six nursing students seeking an organization to represent excellence in nursing. It is currently the second largest nursing organization in the world with over 406 chapters and members in 90 countries. Chapters are located in nine countries at over 500 colleges and universities. The society’s website is

Society activities include education and initiatives, publications, an online library, and several professional development opportunities.

There will be a special presentation November 19th with speakers Ann Newman, DSN, RN and Margaret Wilmoth, PhD, MSS, RN, FAAN. Please join us for a talk on "Health Care Reform Bills; Truth or Fiction". .