Pi Theta Epsilon is the National Occupational Therapy Honor Society. EMU's OT program is the Epsilon chapter and is a recognized student organization. At the conclusion of the first semester of study in the OT program, grade point averages are calculated and the top 35% of students are invited to join the organization. The focus of the organization is on advancing scholarly activity and service. An induction ceremony is held in the second semester of the program for those students, their families and friends and faculty.
Members of PTE work together to bring educational opportunities, OT practice resources, leadership training and much more to the EMU OT community and the local community at large. PTE is also heavily involved in the Spelbring Lectureship each year. Members volunteer in a variety of ways, including assisting with preparation, set-up and registration. PTE also sponsors a workshop at Spelbring each year. PTE’s faculty advisor, Dr. Valerie Howells, works with students to invite a leader from our field to speak at a special session about leadership in practice.
In 2016, we were delighted to hear Dr. Susan Young share about her personal experiences of growth in leadership, and this Fall we are pleased to welcome Carole Hays, MA, OTR (retired), FAOTA and Betty Cox, COTA (retired). As well, we encourage PTE members and OT students from nearby universities to join us at the Spelbring lecture and conference.
Pi Theta Epsilon Past Events [PDF]