Welcome to the Rho Zeta Chapter of Sigma!

The Rho Zeta Chapter of Sigma was first established in 1982 at Southeastern Louisiana University School of Nursing and rechartered in 1999. On September 24, 1999, Sigma inducted 95 members. Those members were inducted under the following categories: Founding, Community, Undergraduate, Graduate, and Alumni. After many months of dedicated planning and organizing, Southeastern Louisiana University Honor Society of Nursing officially became the Rho Zeta Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing. The chartering ceremony took place on Friday, March 8th at the Southeastern Student Union Theater. 
Dr. Peggy Ellis, a representative from Sigma, was the inducting officer for the ceremony. There were 139 members installed at the Chartering Ceremony, including new members, transfer and dual members. Dr. Mary Coyne, President of Gamma Lambda, our sister chapter was also present at the ceremony.
Dr. Randy Moffett, SLU President, and Dr. John Crain, SLU Provost also attended. Dr. Donnie Booth, Dean of the College of Nursing and Health Sciences, assisted with the induction of new members. Jennifer Robinson served as President of the new Rho Zeta Chapter.


  • PiPi Board Meeting

    ​The Next Board Meeting is October 19th at 11:30 in Conference Room M at Blessing. Conference Room M is across from the Lobby Fireplace. All are welcome!
  • Epsilon Gamma at-Large Chapter Board and General Membership meetings

    2018-2019 Epsilon Gamma at-Large Meeting Schedule:
    • September 4th, 2018 - 4:30p-6:00p - EGAL BOD meeting at Wesley Medical Center, Cessna Conference Center
    • October 11th, 2018-  STTI Founders Day- Kansas Food Bank – EGAL Board and Member event
    • October 30th, 2018 - 4:00p-7:00p - @ Wesley Medical Center (WMC’s Cessna Conference Center)
    4:00p-5:00p – EGAL BOD meeting; 
    5:00p-6:00p - New member orientation;
    6:00-7:00p – General membership meeting)

    • November 18th, 2018 - 3:00p - 4:30p - EGAL annual Induction Ceremony@ Newman University
    • December 4th, 2018 - 4:30p-6:00p - EGAL BOD meeting @ Wesley Medical Center (Tentative – Jayhawk Conference Room)
    • December ?? - Philanthropic event TBD
    • February 5th, 2019 - 4:30p-6:00p @ Wesley Medical Center (Tentative – Jayhawk Conference Room)
    • March 5th, 2019 - 4:00p – 6:30p @ Wesley Medical Center (Tentative – Cessna Conference Center) 
    4:00p-5:00p - BOD meeting;
    5:00p–6:30p - General Membership meeting [Business meeting included – sharing of Chapter Board Reports and 2018-2019 Budget] 

    • May 23rd, 2019 - 9:00a-1:00p- EGAL BOD Retreat. Location TBD
    All meetings are open to the membership.  Please note the Fall and Spring dates for our scheduled General Membership meetings.  

    Linda Moody, DNP, MBA, RNC-OB
    President, Epsilon Gamma at-Large Chapter


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Chapter News

  • Rho Zeta Chapter Members - Consider Donating Blood Ahead of Hurricane Florence!

    Consider donating blood now ahead of Hurricane Florence. If you are unable to donate, encourage those who can.
  • Founders' Day Activities! Donate Blood and Be Ready Post Florence!

    Let us suggest that you consider donating blood or encouraging those who can and be prepared to assist after Hurricane Florence clears the east coast. If you have needs contact an officer of Rho Zeta Chapter. 

    Founders' Day is 5 October. As part of her Call to Action, President Beth Baldwin Tigges has invited all Sigma members to participate in 90 minutes of service to the community. She noted, "Founders' Day gives all of us an occasion to give of ourselves in honor of our founders." Do you have any ideas or service work needs? Let us know and we can organize for the Founders' Day 90 minutes of service.
  • Southeastern Louisiana University Hazing Policy - Please Read

    Rho Zeta Chapter of Sigma is recognized as a student organization at Southeastern Louisiana University. As part of being a responsible member of an organization that recruits students, it is essential to be familiar with Southeastern's Hazing Policy. For your convenience, the link to the policy is included.

    If you have questions contact the Chapter President, Dr. Louise Billingsley "Luanne"
  • UPCOMING FREE CE: Introduction to Motivational Interviewing for Healthcare Professionals

    Introduction to Motivational Interviewing for

    Healthcare Professionals

    Tuesday, September 18, 2018

    Southeastern Louisiana University

    Kinesiology and Health Studies Annex (KHSA Building) Room 1001

    400 Tennessee Avenue

    Hammond, LA 70402

    Registration at door 5:15 pm

    Program from 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

    Presented by: Dr. Angela Wood and Dr. Ralph Wood

    Activity Outcome and Target Audience: After attending the continuing education activity, participants will be able to successfully demonstrate knowledge related to the use of Motivational Interviewing principles.
    FEE: None

    REQUIRED: Registered nurses will earn 2.0 contact hours of continuing nursing education. Participants must register for the workshop, view the presentation, and submit the feedback to receive the contact hours.

    Disclosures: There is no conflict of interest or relevant financial interest by the planners of this activity. There is no commercial support for this activity. There is no endorsement of any product by the Rho Zeta Chapter of Sigma for this activity.

    This activity has been submitted to the Louisiana State Nurses Association for approval to award contact hours. Louisiana State Nurses Association is accredited as an approver of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.
  • Easter Baskets for Area Foster Kids

    Rho Zeta was able to participate in this event to reach the goal of 100 Easter Baskets for area foster children. We were asked to participate because we are listed as a student organization at Southeastern. Rho Zeta is looking for ways to partner with the community for volunteer activities. If you are a member of Rho Zeta and you need volunteers for your event contact a board member and we will get the word out to other members.
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