Alpha Kappa Delta
      The International Sociology Honor Society      
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Code of Ethics

Code of Ethics for Members

“Alpha Kappa Delta endorses and expects its members to follow the American Sociological Association’s Code of Ethics that sets forth the principles and ethical standards that underlie sociologists’ professional responsibilities and conduct. These principles and standards should be used as guidelines when examining everyday professional activities. They constitute normative statements for sociologists and provide guidance on issues that sociologists may encounter in their professional work.”

In the event of a complaint,
1. The Executive Director will be notified (if the complaint did not go directly to the ED) and the ED will keep a record of and track the resolution of the complaint.
2. The Executive Director will notify the President or President-designee and that person will notify Council that a complaint has been filed. If a complaint is filed against the Executive Director, the Secretary-Treasurer will fulfill these duties.
3. If the complaint is within the domain of AKD activity, the Executive Director, in consultation with the President, will forward particulars of the case to the Executive Committee for deliberation. The Executive Committee may seek the advice of the full Council.
4. If the complaint is not specific to the domain of AKD activities (e.g. research misconduct, inappropriate relationships, etc.) the Executive Office, in consultation with the President, will refer the case to the appropriate body. This might include the Executive Committee, the full Council, the American Sociological Association’s Committee on Professional Ethics and/or a person or body at the home institution designated to deal with such complaint.

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