Alpha Kappa Delta
International Sociology Honor Society
AKD stands for Alpha Kappa Delta, a non-secret, democratic, international society of scholars dedicated to the ideal of Athropon Katamannthanein Diakonesin, 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 in the human condition.
AKD was founded at the University of Southern California in 1920 by Dr. Emory S. Bogardus and became affiliated with the Association of College Honor Societies in 1967.
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. Students must:
- Be at least a junior
- Rank in the top 35% of their class
- Have an overall GPA of at least 3.0
- Have a sociology GPA of at least 3.0
- Have taken at least four courses in sociology
If you have any questions about eligibility, contact Dr. Paul Shapiro.