Emory Bogardus Chapter of the Year Award

Application Form


The Emory Bogardus Chapter of the Year Award has been established to recognize and reward chapter achievement in fulfilling the general purposes of Alpha Kappa Delta: to acknowledge and promote excellence in scholarship in the study of sociology, the research of social problems, and such other social and intellectual activities as will lead to improvement in the human condition. The use of this award is to support chapter development and service activities.

Award Amount

One applying chapter will be awarded $500 to support chapter development and service activities.


Open to all active undergraduate and graduate Alpha Kappa Delta chapters.

  • Active chapters are those who have paid their annual dues (chapter representative renewal), have filed all IRS paperwork with the AKD Executive Office, and have submitted a chapter report from the previous academic year.
  • Previous Chapter of the Year recipients are ineligible to submit an application for two consecutive years following their achievement.


April 15th


Submit a completed application and any accompanying documents to the Executive Office via email.

Past Winners

View winner applications here!

2021-2022 Chapter of the Year Recipient

Arkansas Tech University

The Arkansas Tech University (Eta of Arkansas chapter) recognized students for their scholarship and research, supported students going into sociology or other related professions/occupations, and promoted campus-based and community-based service activities. Some examples include, regularly setting up speaking engagements related to sociology careers in government, social services, and non-profits. The chapter created a “Vulnerable Populations Project” in order to streamline AKD activities. The goal was to direct AKD members toward applied scholarship with the potential to produce practical results related to social problems. The chapter created the “Get Ready In Time (GRIT) Program” and “Six Months for the Shelter Project”. With them, members wanted to concentrate their efforts on improving the lives of children from historically underserved populations involved with the courts and those victimized via domestic relationships. Dr. Jason Ulsperger served as the chapter representative during this time.

Past Chapter of the Year Award Winners

  • 2020-2021: University of Tampa
  • 2019-2020: University of Central Arkansas
  • 2018-2019: University of Nebraska-Omaha
  • 2017-2018: California Baptist University
  • 2016-2017: Eastern Illinois University
  • 2015-2016: Kent State University
  • 2014-2015: Shawnee State University
  • 2013-2014: Ball State University