Pi Theta Epsilon
Pi Theta Epsilon (PTE) is a national honor society for occupational therapy students enrolled in professional programs at accredited schools across the U.S. Alumni can maintain membership.
The purposes of this honor society are to:
- Recognize and encourage scholastic excellence of occupational therapy students
- Contribute to the advancement of the field of occupational therapy through scholarly activities of students and alumni members
- Provide a vehicle for students enrolled in accredited programs in occupational therapy to exchange information and to collaborate regarding scholarly activities
The eligibility requirements for membership are:
- Rank in the top 35% of their occupational therapy class
- Cumulative GPA from occupational therapy coursework is at least 3.5
Students who meet the eligibility requirements are extended an invitation to join Pi Theta in January of each year.
The Program in Occupational Therapy at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis is home to the Xi chapter of Pi Theta. Activities of our chapter include:
- Tutoring sessions for anatomy and other courses, coordinated through course instructors
- Continuing education events here for students, for instance - guest speakers
- Fundraisers for fieldwork scholarships
- Outreach programs to educate medical school students
- Community service / community education
The advisor of the Xi Chapter of Pi Theta Epsilon is Dr. Kathy Kniepmann.