Distinguished Honors in Action
Project Awards

Honors in Action Projects incorporate academic research and analysis, action (service or advocacy), collaboration, and impact. Each project is based on a theme from the 2018-19 Honors Study Topic, Transformations: Acknowledging, Assessing, and Achieving Change.

Alpha Alpha Xi Chapter
Richland College
Dallas, Texas
Theme 2 – Economies of Everything
Game of Loans: Transforming students’ economy

Alpha Epsilon Omicron Chapter
Trident Technical College
North Charleston, South Carolina
Theme 6 – Visions of Justice
Advocating hygiene practices and supplying products

Alpha Epsilon Phi Chapter
Bergen Community College
Paramus, New Jersey
Theme 4 – Dynamics of Discovery
Dynamics of Discovery: The Transformation of the Democratic Process by Data Analytics

Alpha Eta Chi Chapter
Passaic County Community College
Paterson, New Jersey
Theme 7 – Powers of Connection
Making the Connection: A Bridge to Freedom

Alpha Iota Chi Chapter
Northeast State Community College
Blountville, Tennessee
Theme 1 – Networks of Life
Transforming Culture through Trauma-Informed Practices

Alpha Lambda Phi Chapter
Joliet Junior College
Joliet, Illinois
Theme 1 – Networks of Life
Transforming Networks of Life: Raising Awareness About Microplastics

Alpha Lambda Zeta Chapter
Asnuntuck Community College
Enfield, Connecticut
Theme 3 – Politics of Identity
Art|Mind: Promoting Mental Health Awareness Through An Educational Modern Art Exhibit

Alpha Mu Chi Chapter
Northeast Texas Community College
Mount Pleasant, Texas
Theme 3 – Politics of Identity
Transforming Mental Health Stigmas into Celebrations Through Art

Alpha Nu Omega Chapter
Harrisburg Area Community College
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
Theme 1 – Networks of Life
The Human Gut Microbiome and Mental Health

Alpha Omicron Alpha Chapter
Lehigh Carbon Community College
Schnecksville, Pennsylvania
Theme 1 – Networks of Life
Campus Environment Impact on Student Well-Being

Alpha Omicron Chapter
Tyler Junior College
Tyler, Texas
Theme 8 – Worlds of Work
Career Exploration Fair: Transforming Student’s Career and Educational Choices

Alpha Psi Eta Chapter
Parkland College
Champaign, Illinois
Theme 4 – Dynamics of Discovery
Discovering New Worlds: Helping Parkland Transform Education Through Virtual Reality

Alpha Psi Tau Chapter
Ozarks Technical Community College
Springfield, Missouri
Theme 7 – Powers of Connection
Historic Route 66: Transforming Geographic and Psychological Connections

Alpha Sigma Iota Chapter
Louisiana State University – Eunice
Eunice, Louisiana
Theme 9 – Systems of Belief
Vaccinations Debate: A Discussion on the Impacts of Vaccine Hesitancy on Global Health

Alpha Sigma Rho Chapter
Reading Area Community College
Reading, Pennsylvania
Theme 2 – Economies of Everything
Employing Community-based and Economic Demographic Strategies to Improve Volunteer Engagement

Alpha Sigma Zeta Chapter
Onondaga Community College
Syracuse, New York
Theme 6 – Visions of Justice
The Cost of Being a Woman: Increasing Education and Reproductive Justice in our Community

Alpha Xi Pi Chapter
Motlow State Community College
Lynchburg, Tennessee
Theme 1 – Networks of Life
Networks of College Life: Improving Nutritional Awareness Among College Students

Alpha Xi Tau Chapter
Surry Community College
Dobson, North Carolina
Theme 7 – Powers of Connection
Transforming Families Impacted by Substance Abuse: The Opposite of Addiction Is Connection

Alpha Zeta Kappa Chapter
Delaware Technical Community College – Wilmington
Wilmington, Delaware
Theme 6 – Visions of Justice
The Underground Perspective on Human Trafficking

Alpha Zeta Omicron Chapter
Cedar Valley College
Lancaster, Texas
Theme 6 – Visions of Justice
Another Chance: Scholarships for Incarcerated Students

Beta Alpha Tau Chapter
Community College of Baltimore County – Dundalk
Baltimore, Maryland
Theme 3 – Politics of Identity
Exploring Disparities in Healthcare Based on Identities

Beta Beta Sigma Chapter
Napa Valley College
Napa, California
Theme 1 – Networks of Life
The Questionable Transformation of Napa

Beta Chi Omega Chapter
Waipahu High School Early College
Waipahu, Hawaii
Theme 7 – Powers of Connection
Transforming Poverty Through the Power of Connections

Beta Delta Sigma Chapter
Los Angeles Valley College
Valley Glen, California
Theme 8 – Worlds of Work
The Impact of Artificial Intelligence on Labor: Perceptions vs. Reality

Beta Kappa Iota Chapter
Miami Dade College – Eduardo J. Padrón 
Miami, Florida
Theme 7 – Powers of Connection
Assessing Types of Communication to Transform Cancer Awareness in Little Havana

Beta Lambda Delta Chapter
Jefferson State Community College – Shelby-Hoover
Birmingham, Alabama
Theme 3 – Politics of Identity
LGBTQ Safe-Zone Training

Beta Mu Alpha Chapter
Orange Coast College
Costa Mesa, California
Theme 1 – Networks of Life
Networks of Life: The Dynamic Relationship Among Bees, Humans, and Ecosystems

Beta Rho Epsilon Chapter
St. Louis Community College – Wildwood
Wildwood, Missouri
Theme 1 – Networks of Life
How has Climate Change Affected Local Plant Life?

Beta Sigma Pi Chapter
College of Western Idaho
Nampa, Idaho
Theme 3 – Politics of Identity
Overcoming Stereotypes Through Faculty Cultural Competence

Beta Sigma Psi Chapter
Spartanburg Community College
Spartanburg, South Carolina
Theme 1 – Networks of Life
Networks of Life: The Multifarious Effects of Small Actions

Beta Sigma Tau Chapter
SAIT Polytechnic
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Theme 3 – Politics of Identity
Veterans in Canada – How Do We Serve?

Beta Tau Gamma Chapter
Pearl River Community College – Forrest County Center
Hattiesburg, Mississippi
Theme 7 – Powers of Connection
Cultivating Community Connections through Urban Garden Technology

Beta Theta Omicron Chapter
Skyline College
San Bruno, California
Theme 1 – Networks of Life
The Transformation of Urban Streams

Beta Theta Sigma Chapter
Fashion Institute of Technology
New York, New York
Theme 7 – Powers of Connection
Connecting Food Waste and Food Insecurity on College Campuses

Beta Zeta Mu Chapter
Western Iowa Tech Community College
Sioux City, Iowa
Theme 2 – Economies of Everything
Transforming to Tackle Global Agricultural Challenges

Beta Zeta Nu Chapter
Cañada College
Redwood City, California
Theme 7 – Powers of Connection
Ignorance in the Age of Information

Epsilon Chapter
Cottey College
Nevada, Missouri
Theme 6 – Visions of Justice
Ethical Issues Surrounding Disposal of E-Waste

Eta Beta Chapter
Southwest Texas Junior College
Uvalde, Texas
Theme 1 – Networks of Life
Protecting Rural Groundwater

Iota Zeta Chapter
Northeast Mississippi Community College
Booneville, Mississippi
Theme 7 – Powers of Connection
Creating Connections: Transforming Relationships Through Communication

Omicron Beta Chapter
Mesa Community College
Mesa, Arizona
Theme 3 – Politics of Identity
ICount2020: Educating Communities about the Transformative Power of the 2020 Census

Omicron Psi Chapter
Grayson College
Denison, Texas
Theme 9 – Systems of Belief
Using Immigrant Narratives to Transform Belief Systems

Phi Upsilon Chapter
Coastal Alabama Community College – Monroeville
Monroeville, Alabama
Theme 2 – Economies of Everything
#PTKGREENTEAM: Increasing Recycling in Rural Alabama

Pi Epsilon Chapter
Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College – Jackson County
Gautier, Mississippi
Theme 1 – Networks of Life
Plight of the Piping Plover

Pi Pi Chapter
Jefferson State Community College – Jefferson
Birmingham, Alabama
Theme 2 – Economies of Everything
Transformative Financial Literacy

Psi Psi Chapter
Brazosport College
Lake Jackson, Texas
Theme 7 – Powers of Connection
Achieving Change Through Personal Connection on Social Media

Rho Chi Chapter
Tarrant County College – South
Fort Worth, Texas
Theme 2 – Economies of Everything
Transforming the Poverty Mindset Through Financial Literacy

Rho Pi Chapter
Phoenix College
Phoenix, Arizona
Theme 7 – Powers of Connection
Making Connections to Increase Student Success Through Guided Pathways and Fields of Interest

Tau Gamma Chapter
Northampton Community College
Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
Theme 6 – Visions of Justice
Leveling the Playing Field for Underrepresented Populations in STEM Education

Upsilon Sigma Chapter
Itawamba Community College – Fulton
Fulton, Mississippi
Theme 6 – Visions of Justice
STAND: Transforming the Stigma of Sex Trafficking

Zeta Eta Chapter
Riverland Community College
Austin, Minnesota
Theme 3 – Politics of Identity
Transforming Negative Community College Stigma into Positive Action

Zeta Sigma Chapter
Texarkana College
Texarkana, Texas
Theme 7 – Powers of Connection
The Benefits and Challenges of Technology and Gamification in Upper-level Education