Student Organizations

Nursing students are members of the general student body and may select and participate in any of the campus organizations. There are numerous social sororities, fraternities and organizations, as well as professional organizations. The following organizations exist for the promotion of the scholarly and professional interests of members.

Alpha Tau Delta (ATD), meaning "through force of character," is a national professional fraternity for nursing students. The ATD Chapter was chartered on the Duquesne University campus in 1938. Eligibility is limited to full-time students who have completed a minimum of one semester in the School of Nursing.

Chi Eta Phi (CEP), Kappa Alpha Beta Chapter, an undergraduate nursing sorority, was established in 1996. The purpose of this organization is to increase the number of minority students in nursing and to foster continuing education. While membership is predominantly African American, individuals from other ethnic/racial groups, male nursing students and others are invited to join.

Duquesne University Student Nurses Association of Pennsylvania (DUSNA) is a constituent of the National Student Nurses Association, Inc. The purpose of DUSNA is to foster responsibility for contributing to the nursing profession, to provide programs representative of fundamental and current pre-professional interest and concern, and to aid in the development of the whole person. Active membership is open to undergraduate students.

National Association of Hispanic Nurses (NAHN) is the nation's leading professional society for Latino nurses. NAHN and its local chapters are committed to advancing the health in Hispanic communities and to lead, promote and advocate for educational, professional and leadership opportunities for Hispanic nurses.

Nursing Alumni Association: Upon graduation, graduates are invited to join this organization as a School of Nursing Alumnus.

Nurses Christian Fellowship (NCF) is a Christian professional organization and a ministry of and for nurses and nursing students.

Sigma Theta Tau International, Inc. (STTI) is the international honor society of nursing. The Duquesne University Nursing Chapter was officially chartered as Epsilon Phi Chapter in 1982. Membership is open to upper-level students and community leaders who meet the defined criteria.


Honor Awards

In addition to graduation honors, a number of awards are available to eligible undergraduate students. Specific criteria for awards are available from the Office of Student Services in the School of Nursing.