Sigma Theta Tau International

Omicron Upsilon, the University of Portland School of Nursing's chapter of Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society (STTI), accepts seniors and graduate students who have demonstrated superior academic achievement in nursing. Awarding membership encourages, fosters, and actively supports further professional development, thus promoting nursing scholarship, leadership, creativity, and commitment to nursing. Each year, those nurses who have shown through their practice that they uphold the values and ideals of STTI are inducted as community nurse leaders.

Our Mission and Vision

Mission: To maintain the spirit of nursing in a community that supports shared scholarship, leadership, and service.

Vision:   To be a "sanctuary" to nourish the head, heart, and hands of nurses.

Our Priorities:

  • Engagement in scholarly activities and inquiry
  • Professional Development
  • Networking
  • Rejuvenation
  • Service


Omicron Upsilon officers serve for two year terms and guide the honor society in a number of ways.  Learn more about being an Omicron Upsilon officer.

Member Benefits

Sigma Theta Tau Omicron Upsilon members enjoy a wide variety benefits.  Learn more about member benefits.

Omicron Upsilon Chapter Grant Funding

The Omicron Upsilon chapter of Sigma Theta Tau offers funding for scholarships that address nursing education and nursing practice.

Guidelines for Education & Practice Scholarship Grants


Nursing students in the Simulated Health Center

Phoenix Award - Call for Nominations

Omicron Upsilon COVID Nurse Heroes

The University of Portland Omicron Upsilon Sigma Theta Tau Chapter would like to celebrate the amazing nurses in the Pacific Northwest and University of Portland School of Nursing Alumni worldwide that have been on the frontlines during the COVID Pandemic with the Phoenix Award.

Please nominate any Pacific Northwest nurse practitioner, registered nurse or University of Portland Nursing Alumni that you feel has demonstrated nursing leadership during the COVID Pandemic.

Required Qualities: Compassionate, Resilient, Encourager, Team Player, Strong Nursing Knowledge and Clinical Practice.

Please provide for your nominee a brief 1-page description that includes a clinical story that highlights the identified qualities this nurse demonstrated while addressing healthcare needs during the COVID crisis. Please submit your document and a photo of the nurse in action to Dr. Kaye Wilson-Anderson, no later than 12 MN on 10/31/2020.

All nominees will be highlighted in an online celebration and the awarding of the Phoenix Award presented to selected nominee(s) for exceptional nursing leadership. If you have any questions, please contact Dr. Kaye Wilson-Anderson at