Pi Theta Epsilon
Admitted to ACHS: 1996
Founded at the University of New Hampshire, 1959
No of Active Chapters: 89
Total Membership: 959
Publications: Quarterly Newsletter: The Scroll and Pen
PURPOSE: To recognize and encourage scholastic excellence of occupational therapy students. To contribute to the advancement of the field of occupational therapy through the scholarly activities of students and alumni, and provide a vehicle for students to exchange information and to collaborate regarding scholarly activities.
A student shall be invited to apply for membership in PTE if she or he meets the following eligibility requirements:
- The student is enrolled in an accredited and/or professional occupational therapy program and has attained second semester junior standing in the OT program or completed 9 semester hours in a Master's program.
- The student is among the top 35% of the class
- The student has at least one entire semester remaining before she or he leaves for a fieldwork placement.
*Part time students are eligible if they have completed the minimum number of credit hours giving them second semester junior status or completed 9 hours in a Master's program. GPA's for part-time students shall be figured separately for each student.
A candidate must also present 2 of the following items:
- Membership in a professional organization
- Prior scholastic recognition and awards
- Evidence that papers have been submitted and/or accepted to local or national meetings and publications
- Documented leadership, e.g., service organizations or community activities during the college years.
Candidates will be nominated and reviewed by a Review Board comprised of the current PTE Chapter President, the faculty advisor and 2 alumni members. Election shall be by a majority vote of the chapter.
Pi Theta Epsilon does not discriminate against any prospective member on the basis of race, gender, religion, ethnicity, disability, or age.
MAJOR ACTIVITIES: Each chapter plans its own activities. The National organization hosts an annual meeting, funds an annual research award, and distributes a quarterly newsletter to members.
OFFICIAL CONTACT: Michele Fernandez, PTE Coordinator, 4720 Montgomery Lane, Suite 202, Bethesda, MD 20814-3449
Tel: (240) 292-1077 Fax: (240) 396-6188
Email: [email protected]