ALPHA KAPPA DELTA Chapter Xi

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ALPHA KAPPA DELTA Chapter Xi

ALPHA KAPPA DELTA Chapter Xi

International Sociology
Honor Society

Use this fillable PDF AKD application to apply (recent fall graduates also qualify for AKD).
AKD Applications Spring 2018 [PDF]

Use this GPA calculator to calculate your Sociology GPA and/or Overall GPA.
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What is Akd?

Description: 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.”

Purpose: 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.

Foundation: 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.

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, membership card, and a membership activation form.
  • Members who submit completed activation 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 (please place order through your Chapter Representative).
  • 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 purposes 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.

HOW DOES ONE BECOME AN AKD MEMBER?

Minimum requirements apply to all chapters 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. Students must:

  • Be at least a junior
  • Rank in the top 35% of their class
  • Have an overall GPA of at least 3.3
  • Have a sociology GPA of at least 3.0
  • Have taken at least four courses in sociology

Graduate students must:

  • Have completed at least one-half year of graduate study in sociology
  • Graduate grade-point average of ‘B’ or better
  • Continued matriculation in a program of study leading toward a graduate degree in sociology at the host institution
  • Chapters may apply additional criteria for both undergraduate and graduate students.
  • Sociology faculty members may be initiated.
  • Election to Alpha Kappa Delta is without regard to race, creed, or national origin.
  • Potential members should contact a faculty member serving as an AKD Chapter Representative. Chapter Representatives are responsible for determining eligibility.

ALPHA KAPPA DELTA Chapter Xi

Important links:

United Chapters Alpha Kappa Delta
http://alphakappadelta.org/

AKD Merchandise
http://alphakappadelta.org/Merchandise.php