Alpha Kappa Delta


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International Sociology Honor Society

Alpha Kappa Delta is the international sociology honor society. The society's purposes are to promote interest in the study of sociology and to use sociology to improve the human condition. Past members have presented their own research papers at professional sociology meetings. The AKD also sponsors a local and a national paper competition every year.

Alpha Kappa Delta takes it name from the first letters of three Greek words.

anthropon = human kind

katamanthanein = to investigate thoroughly

diakonesein = for the purpose of service

When this phrase is translated freely, it expresses both the goal and the method of Alpha Kappa Delta.

Qualifications for membership:

1. Must be an officially declared sociology major or demonstrate a
serious interest in sociology within an official program of the host
2. Must be at least a junior (third year) by standards of the host
3. Must have accumulated the equivalent of an overall GPA of 3.3 (by a
four point scale where: A=4, B=3, C=2, D=1, F=0) and rank in the top 35%
of their class in general scholarship
4. Must have maintained the equivalent of a 3.0 GPA in sociology
courses taken at the host institution prior to initiation.
5. Must have completed at least four regular courses in sociology prior
to initiation (exclusive of extension or courses graded pass/fail).