ALPHA KAPPA DELTA
INTERNATIONAL SOCIOLOGY HONOR SOCIETY
UNC-P Chapter Name: Chi of North Carolina - AKD Region IV
WHAT IS AKD?
ADK stands for Alpha Kappa Delta, a non-secret, democratic, international society of scholars dedicated to the ideal of Athropon Katamanthanein Diakonesein or "to investigate humanity for the purpose of service." AKD seeks to acknowledge and promote excellence in scholarship in the study of sociology, the research of social problems and such other social and intellectual activities as will lead to improvement of the human condition.
AKD was founded at the University of Southern California in 1920 and became affiliated with the Association of College Honor Societies in 1967.
WHY BECOME A MEMBER OF AKD?
AKD provides a variety of services to its members. Every initiate receives an AKD Handbook, a certificate of membership and a membership activation form. Members who submit completed activation forms receive a one-year subscription to Sociological Inquiry, the official journal of the Society, the Alpha Kappa Delta Newsletter, election materials and other services. In addition, the Society sponsors student paper contests, provides honoraria for initiation speakers, provides funds for student travel to regional sociological meetings, funds research symposia, sponsors a distinguished lecture series at the Annual Meeting of the American Sociological Association and contributes annually to the ASA Minority Scholarship Fund. Members may purchase honor cords for graduation ceremonies, AKD jewelry and other memorabilia.
HOW DOES ONE BECOME A MEMBER OF AKD?
Minimum requirement apply to all chapters of AKD. Undergraduates must be sociology majors or demonstrate a serious interest in sociology within an official program of a host institution with a chartered chapter of the Society; must be at least a junior; have an overall GPA of at least 3.3; have a sociology GPA of at least 3.3; and have taken at least four courses in sociology. Must be in the top 35% of your class.
Election to Alpha Kappa Delta is without regard to race, creed or national origin. The AKD Chapter Representative is responsible for determining eligibility. Potential members should contact one of the AKD Chapter Representatives listed below:
Jessica Abbott, Ph.D.
Office: 222 Sampson
J. Porter Lillis, Ph.D.
Office: 220 Sampson