Congratulations! You have been invited to join Alpha Kappa Delta, the International Sociology Honor Society at Arizona State University. Membership is limited to undergraduate (majors and minors) and graduate students in sociology who have maintained a record of high academic achievement, and sociology faculty members. The criteria are described below.
Membership in Alpha Kappa Delta is an earned honor. Once you join, you become a lifetime member. Your membership may be used on your resume, applications for graduate school, and job applications.
Alpha Kappa Delta Society 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 (mankind), 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 670 chapters of the Society and more than 130,000 lifetime members. We hope to include you among the members.
The membership fee is $50.00. 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. When you are inducted into Alpha Kappa Delta, you are eligible to wear the Society’s honor cord, lapel pin, and other paraphernalia.
To join Alpha Kappa Delta, please fill out the following application. You will be contacted by your chapter representative with options for payment of the membership fee. Please see www.alphakappadelta.org for more information. Again, congratulations!