Beta Tau Chapter
Pi Theta Epsilon is the national honor society for occupational therapy students and alumni that recognizes and encourages scholastic excellence, contributes to the advancement of occupational therapy, and provides a vehicle for collaboration regarding scholarly activities. Established in 1958, the mission of Pi Theta Epsilon is to support the practice of occupational sciences and the practice of authentic occupational therapy by promoting research, leadership, and scholarly activities by its members. In this way, the organization serves not only the profession, but helps to insure quality health care services for the general public. The University of Pittsburgh Beta Tau Chapter of Pi Theta Epsilon was established in 2000.
Ideals of Pi Theta Epsilon
- To stimulate, recognize, and reward clinical practice that demonstrates the principles of authentic occupational therapy
- To stimulate, recognize, and reward educational systems that support excellence in scholarship, research, and critical thinking (related to authentic occupational therapy) in its students and faculty
- To stimulate research through a program of awards and mentorship
Election of new members shall include those who have demonstrated superior scholarship. Those who are eligible shall rank not lower than the highest 35% of their class in scholarship, shall have a GPA of at least 3.50 on a scale of 4.00 since entering the occupational therapy program, and shall have completed the number of credit hours used by the institution to designate one full academic term equivalency in an entry-level post-baccalaureate degree program in occupational therapy.
Beta Tau Chapter Faculty Advisor
Juleen Rodakowski, OTD, MS, OTR/L