Alpha Alpha Alpha (AAA) invites qualified USAHS graduate nursing students to join each term. AAA is open to applications from nurse leaders everywhere, and previously inducted nurses may join the society at any time. AAA currently has more than 100 active members. We host meetings monthly and inductions each term. Read more about our chapter.
Mission & Vision
AAA follows the mission and vision of Sigma Theta Tau International. Sigma’s mission is to develop nurse leaders anywhere to improve healthcare everywhere. Sigma’s vision is to see connected, empowered nurse leaders transforming global healthcare.
Becoming Part of Sigma
Sigma Theta Tau International was founded in 1922 by six nurses who were dormmates at Indiana University. It has since grown to have over 135,000 active members across more than 100 countries. Sigma has more than 540 chapters at more than 700 institutions of higher education throughout 33 countries, including the United States.* Sigma, “Sigma Organizational Fact Sheet”. Sigma will celebrate its 100th anniversary at its biennial convention in November 2021.
Universities must host their own independent nursing honor society for at least one year before that society can become a chapter of Sigma. USAHS formed the Meraki Nursing Honor Society in 2018.
In April 2020, having passed a lengthy approval process, Meraki ceased to exist. The 575th Sigma chapter was chartered and assigned the Greek letters Alpha Alpha Alpha. All Meraki Nursing Honor Society members were invited to become charter members of the Alpha Alpha Alpha chapter and therefore of Sigma.
* Sigma, “Sigma Organizational Fact Sheet,” n.d.: https://www.sigmanursing.org/why-sigma/about-sigma/sigma-organizational-fact-sheet
Benefits of Joining
- Leadership development
- Member publications
- Peer collaboration
- Discounts on products and services
- Recognition through awards
- Career development
- Opportunities to apply for grants
- Free continuing nursing education
- Governance committee
- Finance committee
- Leadership Succession committee
- Heritage committee
- Program Planning committee
- Membership Involvement committee
- Awards committee
- Communications & Marketing committee