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Sigma Theta Tau Honor Society: Gamma Kappa Chapter


Students, faculty and family members gathered for the 2016 STTI induction on November 4.

Sigma Theta Tau Gamma Kappa Chapter

Gamma Kappa is a chapter of Sigma Theta Tau International, nursing's honor society. Its purpose is to recognize the excellence of individual University at Buffalo undergraduate and graduate nursing students and nurse leaders in the community.

The chapter serves its members by facilitating professional growth through the development, dissemination and utilization of knowledge and through the provision of resources. Chapter activities, supported by membership dues, promote high standards of nursing practice, research, scholarship and leadership in its members. They, in turn, positively influence the health and well-being of the community.

Sigma Theta Tau International

Sigma Theta Tau International is the honor society of nursing committed to fostering excellence, scholarship and leadership in nursing to improve health care worldwide. The Society 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.

Sigma Theta Tau International was founded in 1922 and has a membership of more than 130,000 members active in 89 countries. It has 486 chapters located at college and university schools of nursing worldwide. Fifty-one percent of the Society's members are clinicians, 19 percent are administrators or supervisors, and 18 percent are educators. Thirty-nine percent of its members hold master or doctoral degrees.

Chapter Leadership

Sigma Theta Tau Gamma Kappa Chapter Leaders 2016-2017

Yu-Ping Chang


Margaret Doerzbacher

President Elect

Janice Jones

Vice President

Dianne Loomis


Christina Lyman


Penelope McDonald


Penelope McDonald

Governance Chair

Janice Jones

Governance Committee

Jennifer Guay

Leadership Succession Chair

Ellen Volpe

Leadership Succession

Kelly Foltz-Ramos

Leadership Succession

Yu-Ping Chang

Research Chair

Loralee Sessanna

Awards Chair

Stacy Koch

Publicity Chair

Membership Information

In order to receive member benefits and publications you must pay annual membership fees.  However, individuals can only be inducted into STTI once, therefore if you let your membership lapse at any time you will need to reactivate your membership in order to once again receive member benefits.  You would not need to be inducted again.  Memberships can be reactivated at any time online using the MEMBERSHIP RENEWAL form or calling: 888-634-7575 (US/Canada toll free) or +1-317-634-8171 (International). 

Membership Application

Gamma Kappa Chapter Membership Applications

Thank you for your interest in the Honor Society of Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau International membership.  Please choose and complete the appropriate form for membership and return form via fax, email, postal mail to:

Janice Jones, STTI, Gamma Kappa Governance Chair
University at Buffalo, School of Nursing
222 Wende Hall
Buffalo, NY 14214
Office: 716-829-2304 | Fax: 716-829-2021 | Email:

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