Alpha Kappa Delta
AKD stands for Alpha Kappa Delta, a non-secret, democratic,
international society of scholars dedicated to the ideal of
Athropon Katamanthanein Diakonesein or "to investigate humanity for
the purpose of service." AKD seeks to acknowledge and promote
excellence in scholarship in the study of sociology, the research
of social problems, and such other social and intellectual
activities as will lead to improvement of the human condition.
Why become a member of AKD?
AKD provides a variety of services to its members. Members receive
a one-year subscription to
, the official journal of the Society.
The Society sponsors student paper contests, provides funds for
student travel to regional sociological meetings, funds research
symposia, and contributes annually to the ASA Minority Scholarship
Fund. Members may purchase honor cords for graduation ceremonies,
AKD jewelry, and other memorabilia.
How to become a member of AKD
Undergraduates must be sociology majors or demonstrate a serious
interest in sociology within an official program of a host
institution with a chartered chapter of the Society; must be at
least a junior; have an overall GPA of at least 3.0; have a
sociology GPA of at least 3.0; and have taken at least four courses
Graduate students must have an overall GPA of at least 3.0; have a
sociology GPA of at least 3.0; and have completed at least one
semester of graduate work in sociology. Faculty members may be
Potential members should contact
Dr. Stefano Longo
, AKD Chapter
Advisor, or student representatives.