Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society

School of Nursing students at the Sigma Theta Tau Gamma Kappa Chapter 2021 induction.

The 2021 Chapter Key Award lays on top of the Sigma Theta Tau flag.

School of Nursing faculty at the Sigma Theta Tau Gamma Kappa Chapter 2021 induction.

Gamma Kappa Chapter

Sigma Theta Tau logo.

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.

Formed on Mar 17, 1978, Gamma Kappa Chapter is the 80th chapter established at Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing.

In 2021, Gamma Kappa was presented a Chapter Key Award in recognition of their outstanding accomplishments and for excelleing in chapter-related activities.

Region 11 Coordinator

Janice jones.

Janice Jones, PhD, RN, CNS, was elected Sigma Theta Tau Region 11 Coordinator during the 2019 Sigma Biennial Convention. Jones is the MS Nursing Leadership & Health Care Systems program coordinator and a clinical professor at UB School of Nursing. 

Regional Coordinators are important assets to chapters and chapter leaders. Some of their duties include mentoring, educating and supporting chapter leaders; facilitating chapter-to-chapter networking and collaboartion opportunities; recognizing and showcasing chapter work; facilitating chapter strategic planning; and advising and troubleshooting chapter challenges.

More About 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.