Honors in Action


The Honors in Action project encourages students to work together on a research project and develop a program to benefit the community beyond our campus grounds.

The Honors in Action Project enables students to address a substantial need in the community by developing a service project based on detailed research.

Committee Meetings

The Honors in Action Committee meets every Tuesday from 12:00-1:30pm in the AS-193.  Those that are interested in helping with this project for the community are welcome to attend.

Planning Process

The Honors Study Topic is an biennial, interdisciplinary, and timely topic of interest related to global challenges. The Culture of Competition is the 2012-2013 Honors Study Topic.

Themes under The Culture of Competitions

Currently, the Omicron Beta Chapter's Honors in Action team has divided up the 10 themes designated by Phi Theta Kappa to choose the ultimate one theme that they would like to research and study for the year.  This years 2013-2014 team is currently researching all the themes in order to determine what theme they have a passion for.  

  • THEME 1: It's All in Your Mind: Foundations of Competition/Competition and Psychology
  • THEME 2: The Games People Play: Competition and Sports, Recreation and Games
  • THEME 3: Too Big to Fail: Competition and Economics
  • THEME 4: Everybody Wants to Rule the World: Competition and Politics
  • THEME 5: It's a Small World: Competition and Geography
  • THEME 6: Food Fight!: Competition and Food
  • THEME 7: One Small Step, One Giant Leap: Competition and Sciences, Math, and Technology
  • THEME 8: Making the Grade: Competition and Education
  • THEME 9: I Know What I Like: Competition and The Arts
  • THEME 10: Wait Until Next Year: History/Future of Competition

To learn more about the previous 2012-2013 project, check out  Embrace MyPlate, under the theme Food Fight!  This will help you get an overview of the magnitude and scope of the Honors in Action project.

Contact John about the Honors in Action Project

Email John Buck -- Honors in Action Officer -- at derrekbuck@gmail.com to get involved with the Honors in Action Team or ask any questions about the project.  He is happy to answer questions and get people more involved.