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.


  • Omicron Epsilon Apparel Orders

    Dear Omicron Epsilon Members,

    Our chapter is pleased to announce that we have several options for short-sleeved t-shirts, long-sleeved t-shirts, and sweatshirts available for purchase with the new Sigma branding! Sales of the shirts will be available now through Monday, November 19th. Pricing for the shirts is as follows:

    Short Sleeved T-shirts:$13
               (add $2 for 2XL and $3 for 3XL)
    Long-Sleeved T-shirts: $16
               (add $2 for 2XL and $3 for 3XL)
    Solid Sweatshirts: $20
               (add $2 for 2XL and $3 for 3XL)
    Two-toned Sweatshirts: $30
               (add $2 for 2XL and $3 for 3XL)

    Size charts are embedded within the order form. We will have actual apparel available to view for sizing at Induction (10/27) and New Member Orientation (11/15).

    Please see the link to the order form and send completed order forms with checks payable to Omicron Epsilon, STTI to:
    Nancy McMahon
    c/o Clarkson College
    101 S. 42 Street
    Omaha, NE 68131
  • Phi Nu Leadership Email Addresses

    If you need to reach us - here are the role based emails for our leadership team members:



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Chapter News

  • Let's Flamingle for Relay for Life October 13th

    Let's all support Relay for Life in October. One group of Rho Zeta Chapter members will be at Zemmuray Park, Hammond, LA, Saturday, October 13th 10 AM - 6 PM. Bring family, friends or your neighbor and come to Flamingle with us!
  • Founder's Day Activity: Relay for Life and Food Bank Support

    Rho Zeta Chapter of Sigma will participant in events during the month of October to support our local ACS Relay for Life event and Our Daily Bread Food Bank.
  • Founder's Day Activity: Relay for Life Event - October 13th!

    Join the Rho Zeta Chapter of Sigma team on October 13th 10 am - 6 pm in Hammond, LA. See link. Or contact Luanne Billingsley at luanne.billingsley@selu.edu or 985-507-7366.
  • Painting With a Twist for a Cause!

    Rho Zeta Chapter of Sigma and the Tangipahoa Parish District Association (TDNA) will host a Painting With a Twist event to support "Our Daily Bread Food Pantry." Please register to confirm your spot through this link. (Use the password: NURSES at the site.) Plan to bring non-perishable food items that will also be donated to the Our Daily Bread Food Pantry. Refreshments will be served! Come to enjoy the evening and catch up with your nursing friends!
  • 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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