Alpha Kappa Delta
      The International Sociology Honor Society      
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Chapter Activities

Ways to Raise Visibility and Outreach on Your Campus and in Your Region
Service to the Community
  • Volunteer to staff the AKD table at a regional sociology meeting
  • Volunteer at local events or local establishments
  • Fundraise for local groups
  • Create surveys for local businesses
  • Volunteer to tutor/mentor underclassmen or high school kids
  • Hold a clothing or canned food drive

Sociological Development and Application

Recognition and Awards

Career Development and Professionalism

  • Hold a workshop on etiquette for attending a professional conference
  • Hold a workshop on resume development
  • Hold a panel discussion on what to do with a sociology degree
  • Hold a panel discussion on how to apply to graduate school

Social Activities

  • Host a film night
  • Go somewhere off-campus as a group (bowling, mini-golfing, movies, etc.)
  • Collaborate with another chapter for an activity or event

Other Ideas

  • Publish a chapter newsletter
  • Maintain a chapter website or Facebook/Twitter page
  • Add new members to your department website
  • Send a press release announcement to your local news, campus, administrators, etc. about chapter activities, new members, chapter news, awards and recognition, etc.
  • Connect with the sociology club to develop membership and identity of AKD in advance of eligibility (start early)
  • Hold meetings and have a regular meeting time
  • Have officers/students come up with a plan for the year before classes begin (student driven)
  • Integrate AKD into the way you think about the activities of the department - talk about it in advising meetings, preview days, classes, etc.

Gain the Attention of your Dean

  •  Communicate with your Dean or Chair and, if appropriately within your University, whenever there is good news
  • Tell your Dean and Chair and the campus PR unit whenever AKD awards your chapter with anything (funding, student paper competition, etc.
  • Think about what your Dean values and translate that into what the chapter and students value