Alpha Kappa Delta - Omicron of MN

Alpha Kappa Delta
: anthropos, meaning mankind
Kappa: katamanthano, meaning to examine closely or acquire knowledge
Delta: diakoneo, meaning to do service

Alpha Kappa Delta Fall 2014 Initiation

(front row, left to right) Ashley Wiederin, Aleyna Hunt, Ashley Tomford, Aly Click,
Stephanie Lohn, Yongyee Lo, Kelsey Breer
(back row, left to right) Matt Bowman, Ashlen Buck, Brianna Fanta, Maggie Fischer

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, freely interpreted, signifies social research for the purpose of service. There are more than 640 chapters of the Society and more than 110,000 lifetime members.

Applications are due by February 13, 2015 to Dr. Osgood.

The Winona State University Omicron Chapter of Alpha Kappa Delta (AKD)  invites applications for a partial scholarship to cover the cost of the  membership application. Students who are Pell Grant-eligible (i.e., those  who qualify for Pell Grants on their FAFSA), who meet the criteria for AKD  membership, and who are among the first 10 students to apply, will receive  a scholarship of $20 toward the $40 AKD membership fee. Recipients will be  required to contribute the remaining $20 of their fee. Please include  evidence of your eligibility with your application materials.  

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 Benefits of membership include:

  • certificate of membership
  • free one-year subscription of Sociological Inquiry
  • AKD sponsors student paper contests with cash prizes
  • AKD provides honoraria for initiation speakers, funds for student travel to regional sociological meetings, and funds research symposia
  • access to purchase honor cords for graduation, AKD pins
  • AKD members who become Civil Service employees are eligible to receive a two-step boost in pay grade if they list AKD membership on their applications

Undergraduate students must be a sociology major, minor, or demonstrate a serious interest in sociology at WSU. Students must:

  • be at least a junior
  • have an overall GPA of 3.3 or above
  • have a sociology GPA of 3.0 or above
  • have taken at least four sociology courses from WSU