Alpha Kappa Delta (AKD)

AKD is the International Sociology Honor Society.

The ETA Chapter at Sam Houston was founded in 1958 and serves to encourage academic excellence in Sociology.

United Chapters of Alpha Kappa Delta logo

The purpose of Alpha Kappa Delta is to promote human welfare through the association of a fellowship group interested in developing scientific knowledge that may be applied to the solution of social problems.

Membership Requirements for Undergraduates

  • Must be an officially declared sociology major or demonstrate a serious interest in sociology.
  • Must be at least a junior (third year).
  • Overall G.P.A. of 3.3 (4 point scale).
  • A 3.0 G.P.A. in sociology courses.
  • At least four regular courses in sociology prior to initiation (exclusive of extension or courses graded pass/fail).
  • Payment of $50.00 Lifetime Membership fee.

Membership Requirements for Graduates

  • Completion of one half year of graduate study in sociology (i.e., one semester or two quarters or the equivalent academic unit)
  • A graduate G.P.A. of B or better, and continued matriculation in a program of study leading toward a graduate degree in sociology at the host institution.
  • Payment of $50.00 Lifetime Membership fee.

Membership Requirements for Staff

  • Formal conferral of the Ph.D. in Sociology
  • Or employment as a sociologist

For more information, contact
Dr. Jeffrey Gardner.