Now there is an honor society available to colleges and universities across the United States that wish to recognize and reward their students who excel in their studies and are promising entrepreneurs!
“Principled Entrepreneurship is maximizing long-term profitability for the business by creating real value in society while always acting lawfully and with integrity.”
To promote, recognize, and reward academic excellence in entrepreneurship and to encourage and recognize the practice of principled entrepreneurship.
- To encourage the study of principled entrepreneurship, that is, entrepreneurship practiced with high ethical standards, honor, and integrity, at colleges and universities
- To recognize, honor, and reward students who work hard and succeed in their entrepreneurship studies
- To encourage and recognize (a) faculty members who mentor students and teach principled entrepreneurship and (b) entrepreneurs who are the embodiment of principled entrepreneurship
- To provide networking opportunities for entrepreneurship students to meet with other entrepreneurship students, as well as with successful entrepreneurs and leading entrepreneurship faculty
- To develop valuable programs at the national level and to encourage valuable programs at the national level and to encourage valuable programs at the chapter level that serve the mission and purposes of the society. Examples of such programs include guest speakers, business plan or innovation competitions, themed conferences, scholarship programs, community service projects, etc.
What is Sigma Nu Tau?
Where We Began…
Sigma Nu Tau Entrepreneurship Honor Society was established in the Spring of 2009 at the State University of New York at Plattsburgh. Its original name was simply “Entrepreneurship Honor Society.” In 2010, Sigma Nu Tau Entrepreneurship Honor Society, Inc. was incorporated as a non-profit organization in New York State. In 2012, Sigma Nu Tau received notification that it met the criteria under section 501(c)3 of the IRS Code and is considered to be a tax-exempt charity. Under the guidance of its founder, Dr. Nancy J. Church, its mission is to be a collegiate honor society that recognizes students, faculty members, and entrepreneurs who have either excelled in the study of entrepreneurship or who are exemplary models of principled entrepreneurship.
With this vision in mind, the honor society received funding from the Charles G. Koch Charitable Foundation that provided Sigma Nu Tau with funding to launch the honor society nationally, bringing this opportunity to you.
Sigma Nu Tau is expanding nationally by offering to charter chapters at the most prominent colleges and universities with entrepreneurship academic programs across the country.
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Why Join An Honor Society?
Other than being part of an exclusive group of scholars, being in an honor society has many benefits:
- To be recognized for academic excellence
- To build your credentials for applying to graduate school as well as for prospective job opportunities
- To build your character through the various honor society projects and community service activities
- To have opportunities to gain leadership experiences as a chapter officer or committee chair
- To be eligible for and have greater credibility when applying for awards and scholarships
- To have opportunities to network with and to learn from successful entrepreneurs