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Alpha Kappa Delta

Alpha Kappa Delta is the international honor society in sociology, founded for the purposes of stimulating scholarship and promoting the scientific study of society and an integral part of many Sociology programs. 

In the past eight decades, more than 80,000 scholars have been initiated into the society, and more than 490 chapters have been chartered internationally.

Alpha Kappa Delta publishes Sociological Inquiry, a peer-review journal that has featured many prominent sociologists. 

  • Students applying for membership must be juniors with an overall grade point average of 3.3 or a B average in sociology, with at least 12 hours of sociology coursework.
  • Graduate students must complete at least one-half year of course work in sociology while maintaining at least a B average. 

Student scholarship in Alpha Kappa Delta is recognized in several ways:

  • sponsoring student travel to regional meetings
  • supporting those who want to present their own work and learn from the scholarly presentations of others
  • annual student paper contests with awards that include monetary prizes, travel support, and scholarships