Alpha Kappa Delta (AKD), International Sociology Honors Society

AKD cordsAKD stands for Alpha Kappa Delta, a non-secret, democratic, international society of scholars dedicated to the ideal of Athropon Katamannthanein Diakonesin 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 in the human condition. ΑΚΔ International Sociology Honor Society Website

In 1920, University of Southern California sociologist Dr. Emory S. Bogardus founded Alpha Kappa Delta for the purposes of stimulating scholarship and promoting the scientific study of society.  Bogardus’ impetus in establishing this organization was to provide a forum for student and faculty interchange.  His endeavor paved the way for what has become an international organization dedicated to promoting, facilitating, and recognizing academic scholarship.  As we enter the 21st century, Alpha Kappa Delta is an integral part of many Sociology programs and is proud to acknowledge that in the past eight decades, over 80,000 scholars have been initiated into the Society.  More than 490 chapters have been chartered in the United States, Canada, China, Finland, the Philippines, Taiwan, and Singapore. 

ΑΚΔ at Sonoma State University

Each spring semester sociology students with outstanding academic records in the study of Sociology may apply for membership. Applications will be accepted once a year in the Spring Semester. Also, please join us each Spring to celebrate the academic achievements of the new AKD initiates. Our induction ceremony, where new AKD initiates will be presented with a membership certificate and honor cord, happens at the end of each Spring semester Family, friends, and fellow students are welcome to attend this event.

ΑΚΔ Honor Society Initiates (May 2019)

  • Andrea Blado
  • Rhianna Bostian
  • Jonathan Coil
  • Nancy Dominguez
  • Eveling Escober
  • Alyssa Garza
  • Maria Granados
  • Veronica Hsieh
  • Katherine Laatsch
  • Jacob Mendelson
  • Brenda Monreal
  • Siobhan O’Grady
  • Melanea Ontiveros
  • Luisa Rangel
  • Melanie Rosa
  • Brooke Santander
  • Ying Stroebe
  • Jillian Van Riper
  • Xiomara Vilela
  • Alexis Walker
  • 2017 AKD