Sigma Theta Tau Membership

Typically, as an honor society, one can become a member in one of two ways:

  1. Academic
    • Western Michigan University baccalaureate program: upper 35 percent of class and  GPA 3.0 or better (senior nursing level) 
    • WMU master's program: GPA 3.5 or better
  2. Professional 
    • Community members who have demonstrated achievement in the areas of nursing education, practice, research, administration or publication.  Requirements also include current R.N. licensure, and completion of a baccalaureate degree or higher in nursing or another field. 
    • Current Sigma Theta Tau member: can be a member of multiple chapters or honor societies.

The tradition of honor societies is that individuals who qualify and who demonstrate leadership potential are recommended by current society members for an invitation to join. An invitation should be received with pride. 

If you wish to be considered for membership, contact Sally Vliem, the faculty advisor for the honor society. She can be reached at or (269) 387-8195.

Membership fee

Membership is $90 paid annually ($65 for international fee, $25 for Upsilon Epsilon chapter fee). Induction fees are $25. A dual member of another chapter has an Upsilon Epsilon chapter fee of $25.