Becoming an Upsilon Member

The Upsilon Chapter of the Honor Society of Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau International (Sigma), accepts applications for membership twice per year.  Undergraduate student applications are accepted in the fall, while applications for graduate students and nurse leaders are accepted in the spring.  Our annual induction for all new inductees occurs in the spring.

Sigma is committed to fostering excellence, scholarship, and leadership in nursing to improve healthcare; worldwide. Sigma 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.

Criteria for membership, established by Upsilon Chapter and Sigma, are as follows:


Undergraduate Students Graduate Students Nurse Leader Candidates
Have completed 1/2 of the nursing curriculum (completion of all courses in the first and second nursing sequences) Have completed 1/4 of the nursing curriculum (based on minimum number of hours required for graduation in program) Be legally recognized to practice nursing in his/her country
Have earned a GPA of 3.50 (based on a 4.0 grading scale; no rounding) Have earned a GPA of 3.50 (based on a 4.0 grading scale; no rounding) Have a minimum of a baccalaureate degree or the equivalent in any field of nursing
Not have any incomplete grades on the transcript Not have any incomplete grades on the transcript Demonstrate achievement in nursing
Meet the expectations of academic integrity Meet the expectations of academic integrity  




For all undergraduate and graduate student induction applicants that meet the eligibility criteria listed above, you will need to follow the application instructions:

  1. Download the Membership Intent Form and Endorsement Form provided below.
  2. Complete the Membership Intent Form and obtain 2 Endorsement Forms, one of which must be completed by an NYU Meyers faculty member and at least one of which must hold active membership in Sigma.
  3. Print out your most recent unofficial transcript from Albert.
  4. Place all materials in a sealed envelope addressed to:

                    Sigma: Upsilon Chapter Application

                    NYU Rory Meyers College of Nursing

                    433 First Avenue, 6th Floor

                    New York, NY 10010

Deposit the sealed envelope in the bin located in the mail room on the 6th Floor of the NYU Rory Meyers College of Nursing (433 First Avenue) or send via mail by the application deadlines listed below.

For Nurse Leader applications, please email Dr. Larry Slater at for information on how to apply.

If accepted, please note that you will not be considered a member until you accept online through Sigma and pay the initial annual fee, which is $108.00. Our annual induction ceremony will take place on Monday, April 2, 2018, from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm in the Rosenthal Pavilion, which is located on the 10th floor of the Kimmel Center at NYU at 60 Washington Square South, New York, NY, 10012. Please save the date and we hope to see you there!



The spring induction cycle is for graduate students who have finished at least one-quarter of their program and for nurse leader applicants. We will also take applications for undergraduate students that graduated in January or who are entering their fourth sequence that meet eligibility requirements after the fall semester. APPLICATIONS ARE NOW OPEN!

Applications are due February 23, 2018 at 5:00 pm. Please follow the instructions above for General Induction Information to ensure that your submission is completed and put in the box on the 6th Floor at NYU Meyers by the due date and time. Applicants will be notified of acceptance into Upsilon Chapter by March 5, 2018. Remember, however, that you are not considered a member until you pay the induction fee. Once that is done, you are a member and can begin active participation with Sigma!



The fall induction cycle is for undergraduate students who are in their third or fourth sequence of the program. Applications will be available in October and will be due in early November. Applicants will receive notification of acceptance by mid November. Stay tuned for more specific dates!



Sigma Membership Intent Form

Sigma Endorsement Form