Alpha Kappa Delta
      The International Sociology Honor Society      
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Start an AKD Chapter

The following is a list of requirements in order to be eligible to start a chapter:

College or University

  • Must be accredited by the appropriate academic accrediting agency (must be one of the following):
    • The New England Association of Schools and Colleges; the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools; the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools; the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools; the Northwest Association of Schools, Colleges, and Universities; the Western Association of Schools and Colleges; and the U.S. Department of Education
  • Must offer a program or coursework leading to a baccalaureate and/or graduate degree in sociology
Department
  • At least two instructors shall devote their full time to the teaching of sociology
  • There must be at least two instructors with PhDs in sociology
  • At least one instructor shall agree to maintain Voting membership in the Society while serving as chapter representative
    • This person may already be a member of Alpha Kappa Delta, or willing to join
    • After the first year, the person must renew his/her membership every calendar year serving as chapter representative
  • At least ten semester courses (or the equivalent of thirty semester hours) of sociology must be a regular part of the curriculum (exclusive of extension courses)
  • At least one course in methods of sociological research and at least one course in sociological theory are required

Start filling out the AKD Charter Application today!

AKD Charter Application



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