Alpha Kappa Delta
Alpha Kappa Delta (AKD) is the international honor society for Sociology.
The beginning of AKD can be traced to Dr. Emory Bogardus at the University of Southern
California, when, in 1920, he proposed the formation of a society for students to
share their research projects with faculty and other students for suggestions and
criticisms. In 1921, Dr. Bogardus invited students and faculty at select institutions
around the United States to join AKD. The Alpha Chapter of AKD was established at
the University of North Dakota in 1964 and continues to participate in the AKD community
of scholars. There are currently over 53,000 scholars world-wide who have been initiated
into AKD and there are chapters located around the world.
Sociology majors who are at least a junior, who maintain a GPA of 3.0 in Sociology courses at UND, and who have completed at least four regular courses on a regular grade basis are eligible to join Alpha Kappa Delta, the International Sociology Honor Society. Students must also have an overall GPA of 3.3 or higher and rank in the top 35% of their class in general scholarship.
Graduate students who have completed one semester of study at UND with a GPA of 3.0 or better and who continue to work for their graduate degree are eligible to join Alpha Kappa Delta, the International Sociology Honor Society.
The UND chapter of AKD initiates qualified students into AKD each spring. Students are also encouraged to be actively involved in the Sociology Club activities sponsored by the department.