I have recently been invited to join Sigma Theta Tau and was wondering why I should pay to be recognized for an achievement (honors) that I earned through hard work? If anyone has any insight on this I would appreciate it. I really don't get why my achievements would require money in order to be recognized for said achievements. Also,if I decide to join, what can STT do for me specifically that would warrant such annual dues. I am just reluctant to pay for a service without being told or even contacted beforehand with regards to what that service can offer me specifically. Maybe it is just me but my experience with school and the nursing curriculum was not a great one with regards to money. It seemed to me that I was always being charged for things I did not need or ask for (e.g. kaplan books, kaplan courses, nclex registration, nclex results etc.). I would think that just paying for my pricey tuition would be good enough. Thanks!!