Alpha Kappa Delta - Omicron of MN

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


History of AKD

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.

Membership Application

Applications are due by September 26, 2014 to Dr. Osgood.

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Benefits of Membership

 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

Member Eligibility

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