Alpha Kappa Delta

Alpha Kappa Delta (AKD) is an International Sociology Honor Society representing social research for the purpose of service.

  • Alpha stands for anthropos, meaning mankind
  • Kappa is katamanthano, meaning to examine closely or acquire knowledge
  • Delta stands for diakoneo, meaning to do service

The chapter recognizes and promotes excellence in scholarship in the study of sociology, the research of social problems, and other activities that lead to improve the human condition.

Alpha Kappa Delta Society was founded in 1920 in the Sociology Department of the University of Southern California by Dr. E. S. Bogardus. There are more than 640 chapters of the Society and more than 110,000 lifetime members.

Join the WSU Omicron Chapter

WSU’s Omicron chapter of AKD invites applications for new members.

The $50 lifetime membership fee along with the cost of honor cords to wear at graduation will be paid for by the Department of Sociology & Criminal Justice.

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Department of Sociology & Criminal Justice
Minne Hall 228


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Mark Norman
Department Chair
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Dr. Rafael Narvaez
Sociology Program Coordinator
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Michelle Eggerichs Rekstad
Office Manager

Minne Hall 212


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