Alpha Kappa Delta - International Honor Society

AKD is an international sociology honor society first established in 1920. The purpose of Alpha Kappa Delta is to seek to acknowledge and promote excellence in the scholarship of sociology, the research of social problems, and other social and intellectual activities that will lead to improvement in the human condition.

The CSU East Bay chapter of AKD was founded in 1971 and is currently active. Eligible students will be invited to join AKD each Fall term.

Benefits of Joining AKD:

  • AKD membership demonstrates a high standard of academic achievement and excellence. Being a member of AKD means that you are eligible to apply for several opportunities for funding and awards including research travel grants, symposium funding, and speaker grants.
  • AKD participants give back to the community through philanthropic endeavors.
  • AKD members have the opportunity to share their commitment through wearing special AKD honor cords at graduation.
  • Listing your AKD membership on your CV or résumé can demonstrate your commitment to sociological excellence and can help your job market prospects. For example, Alpha Kappa Delta members who become civil service employees are eligible for an increase in pay-grade at GS-7 level.
  • Find out more about the benefits of AKD membership.

Criteria for Membership for Undergraduate Students:

  • Completion of at least 60 hours of college coursework
  • GPA of at least 3.3 for all sociology coursework
  • An overall cumulative GPA of 3.3
  • Completion of at least 12 hours in sociology coursework

Membership in AKD is by invitation only.

For more information, contact AKD Sponsor Dr. Julie Beck.