Sociology Honor Society & Club


What is AKD?

Descrition: AKD stands for Alpha Kappa Delta, a non-secret, democratic, international society of scholars dedicated to the idealof Anthropon Katamannthanein Diakonesin of "to investigate humanity for the purpose of service."

Purpose: AKD seeks to acknowledge and promote excellence in scholarships in teh study of sociology, the research of social problems, and such other social and intellectual activities as will lead to improvement in the human condition.

Foundation: AKD was founded at the University of Southern California in 1920 by with the Association of College of Honor Societies in 1967.


Who are AKD members?

More than 92,000 lifetime members are affiliated with Alpha Kappa Delta. These are people with academic records showing excellence in sociology. There are currently over 600 AKD chapters.


Why Become a member?

AKD Provides a variety of services to its members.

Every new initiate receives a certificate of membership, certificate of membership, membership card, and a membership activation form.

Members who submit completed activiation forms receive a free one-year subscription to Sociological Inquiry, the official journal of AKD.

Members have access to the AKD Newsletter, election materials, and other services on our website.

AKD sponsors student paper contests for members with cash prizes.

AKD provides honoraria for initiation speakers, funds student travel to regional sociological meetings, and funds research symposia.

AKD sponsors a Distinguished Lecture series at the Annual Meeting of the American Sociological Association, and contributes annually to the ASA Minority Scholarship Fund.

Members may purchase honor cords for graduation ceremonies, AKD pins, and other memorabilia.

AKD Chapters are important in the academic, professional, and social lives of student and faculty members. They provide opportunities for initiating and sharing activities in keeping with the purpose of the Society.

AKD members who become Civil Service employees receive a two-step boost in pay grade if they list AKD membership on their applications.


AKD meetings are held every Thursday

During U-Hour 12-12:50 pm

In Building 5 Room 106

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