Alpha Kappa Delta
Alpha Kappa Delta
International Sociology Honor Society
The XI of Indiana Chapter of Saint Mary's College
2012 Xi initiates include: Mariela Aguilera, Alyssa Carty, Gabrille Masini, Hilary Whitsett
Alpha Kappa Delta is an International Sociology Honor Society dedicated to the study of humankind for the purpose of service. The XI of Indiana Chapter of Saint Mary's College was established in 1995.
Alpha Kappa Delta traces its beginnings back to 1920 at the University of Southern California, when the chair of the department of sociology, Dr. Emory S. Bogardus, proposed to the graduate students that they form a society where the students could become acquainted with each other's research projects and where they could meet informally with the faculty and staff for suggestions and criticisms. Today, with thousands of members in over 440 chapters throughout the world, AKD is truly an international sociological honor society.
The goal and purpose of AKD is reflected in its name, Alpha Kappa Delta, which was created by Dr. Bogardus. It represents the first three letters of three Greek words:
A: Anthropon (mankind)
K: Katamanthaneion (to investigate or research)
D: Diakonesein (for the purpose of service)
Alpha Kappa Delta strives to promote the study of social issues and serve humankind, while at the same time providing an extracurricular outlet for students interested in the study of sociology.
The status of Life Member is conferred upon those persons who have been approved for membership by a Chartered Chapter of this society and who have paid
the initiation fee for membership. The status of Voting member is conferred upon those Life Members who maintain a current subscription to Sociological Inquiry, the official journal of the United Chapters of Alpha Kappa Delta and are affiliated with a Charter Chapter.
Eligibility for undergraduate membership is determined by the respective Chapter according to criteria that meet or exceed the following minimum requirements:
(1) Must be an officially declared sociology major.
(2) Must be at least a junior (60 or more credit hours completed).
(3) Must have accumulated the equivalent of an overall GPA of 3.3, by a four point scale, and rank in the top 35% of their class in general scholarship.
(4) Must have maintained the equivalent of a 3.3 GPA in sociology courses.
(5) Must have completed at least four regular courses in sociology at Saint Mary's College prior to initiation.
XI of INDIANA MEMBERS 1995-2011