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Pi Theta Epsilon

History
Pi Theta Epsilon (PTE) was developed among occupational therapists as a specialized honor society for occupational therapy students and alumni. The society recognizes and encourages superior scholarship among students enrolled in professional entry-level programs at accredited schools across the United States. Pi Theta Epsilon is sponsored by the American Occupational Therapy Foundation (AOTF).

The objective of the society is to contribute to the advancement of occupational therapy through the special projects of its members; to provide a basis for relationship among the accredited schools of occupational therapy; and to work in cooperation with the aims and ideals of the occupational therapy club (known as the Student Occupational Therapy Association or SOTA). The mission of Pi Theta Epsilon is to promote research and scholarship among occupational therapy students.

Membership Eligibility
Selection of new members is completed each spring based on the demonstration of superior scholarship and involvement in professional, research, and/or community activities. To be eligible, students must rank within the highest 20% of their class scholastically, with a GPA of at least 3.5 on a scale of 4.0 since entering the occupational therapy program, and have attained second semester junior status in the occupational therapy program.