Alpha Kappa Delta

Alpha Kappa Delta is the international sociology honor society, founded in 1920 to promote excellence in scholarship in the study of sociology, research of social problems, and such other social and intellectual activities as will lead to improvement in the human condition.


  • Student must be a sociology major or minor, or an individualized major with a sociology emphasis.
  • They must be a junior or senior.
  • They must have completed at least four graded courses in sociology.
  • They must have an average of at least 3.5 in these sociology courses.
  • They must have at least a 3.0 overall GPA
  • They must be in the top 35% of their graduating class

Activities Sponsored by the Department

Every fall or spring the department hosts an induction ceremony and dinner. In some years, the department also sponsors a public lecture. Before graduation, the department presents members with honor cords to wear at Commencement.

Contact Information

Cassie M. Hays, faculty sponsor: