Since 2006, the American Sign Language Honor Society (ASLHS) has been a valued addition to the field of ASL education. Its primary mission is to encourage and recognize high academic achievement in ASL studies for high school and college/university students. Like honor societies for other languages, the ASLHS seeks to enrich the learning experience of those studying ASL. Some of the benefits offered by the ASL Honor Society include:
- Awarding honor cords and medals based on academic achievement
- Encouraging service learning projects that benefit the ASL community
- Hosting the annual Deaf Art and ASL Literature competitions, featuring cash prizes
- Awarding the only national scholarships to students majoring or minoring in ASL, Deaf Studies, Deaf Education, and Interpreter Education
- Financially supporting ASL education via grants for teachers, to assist in purchasing equipment or materials for use in the classroom
ASL teachers at any level are eligible to establish ASLHS chapters on campus, whether they teach at a high school, community college, college, or university. All ASL students can participate in our programs!
The ASL Honor Society is a program offered by ASLTA as a benefit for ASLTA membership.