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:

  1. Recognize and encourage scholastic excellence of occupational therapy students
  2. Contribute to the advancement of the field of occupational therapy through scholarly activities of students and alumni members
  3. 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:

  1. Rank in the top 35% of their occupational therapy class
  2. 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:

  • Continuing education events for students, for instance - guest speakers, study break sessions, journal clubs and mentorship opportunities for new students
  • Fundraisers for scholarships to support student research and attendance at conferences to present their research
  • Outreach programs to educate medical students on the role of occupational therapy
  • Community service / community education

Upcoming fundraisers (updated 02.12.18)

  • Quarter zips sale
  • Parent's care packages

The advisor of the Xi Chapter of Pi Theta Epsilon is Dr. Kathy Kniepmann.

For more information or to schedule a visit from Pi Theta members for a community presentation, contact the president of Pi Theta, Rachel Heeb, OTD/S '18.

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