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Alpha Kappa Delta

International Sociology Honor Society

Sociology Club
Alpha Kappa Delta (AKD) was founded in 1920 in the Sociology Department of the University of Southern California by Dr. E.S. Bogardus.  The name, Alpha Kappa Delta, represents the first three letters of three Greek words; anthropon (mankine), katamanthanein (to investigate thoroughly or to conduct research) and diakonesein (for the purpose of service).​  The name, freely interpreted, signifies social research for the purpose of service.  There are more than 650 chapters of the Society and more than 115,000 lifetime members.  

Membership in Alpha Kappa Delta is an earned honor and is limited to undergraduate students in Sociology who are juniors or seniors who have maintained a record of high academic achievement.  Once you join, you become a lifetime member.  Your membership may be used on your resume, applications for graduate school, and job applications.

AKD membership fee is $40.00  This one time fee provides you with lifetime membership, a membership certificate, a membership card, and one free year of Sociological Inquiry, the official journal of the Society.  After you are inducted into Alpha Kappa Delta, you are eligible to wear the Society's honor cord at graduation.

Please contact the CU Denver AKD Chapter Advisor, Dr, Jennifer Reich,, with any questions.  Visit for more information about Alpha Kappa Delta.