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Sociology

Alpha Kappa Delta

Alpha Kappa Delta(opens in new window) is the International Sociology Honor Society. In 1920, University of Southern California sociologist Dr. Emory S. Bogardus founded Alpha Kappa Delta for the purposes of stimulating scholarship and promoting the scientific study of society. Bogardus' impetus in establishing this organization was to provide a forum for student and faculty interchange. His endeavor paved the way for what has become an international organization dedicated to promoting, facilitating, and recognizing academic scholarship.

Minimum Eligibility Requirements:

  • Be enrolled as a major or minor in a sociology program or a program sociological in nature

  • Be at least a junior (third year) by standards of the host institution

  • Rank in the top 35% of their graduating class in general scholarship.
       If class rank is not readily available to a chapter representative, in lieu of class rank, students shall have accumulated the equivalent of an overall grade point average of at least 3.3 by a four point scale where:
       A=4, B=3, C=2, D=1, F=0

  • Have maintained the equivalent of a 3.0 GPA in sociology courses taken at the host institution prior to initiation
  • Have completed at least four courses (the equivalent of 12 semester hours) in sociology prior to initiation

 Membership is by invitation.