Department of Criminology, Anthropology, and Sociology

Student Organizations

Alpha Kappa Delta

Alpha Kappa Delta (AKD) is the International Sociology Honor Society.  AKD was founded in 1920 at the University of Southern California by Dr. Emory S. Bogardus and became affiliated with the Association of College Honor Societies (ACHS) in 1967. AKD is also affiliated with the American Sociological Society (ASA). The purpose of Alpha Kappa Delta is to seek to acknowledge and promote excellence in the 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. Alpha Kappa Delta is 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." Membership is open to undergraduate students, graduate students, and faculty members from active chapters who meet our minimum standards. Currently, there are more than 115,000 members in Alpha Kappa Delta and over 650 chapters.

Students are selected based on their academic achievements. Should you qualify, a letter will be sent to you from the Department of Criminology, Anthropology, and Sociology during the Spring Semester. To be considered, you must meet or exceed the following:

  • Overall GPA of 3.25 and above.
  • Junior status.
  • Four courses in Major completed.
  • Major GPA of 3.0 and above.

Alpha Kappa Delta
AKD Honors Banquet, April 2014. Award winners.

For more information, please contact the CSU AKD Omicron of Ohio,
Advisor: Dr. Rob Kleidman,