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Alpha Kappa Delta Honor Society

Congratulations AKD Inductees, Spring 2021!

Kylan Bolm             Carly Miller            Maria Siewers 

Lindsey Coates      Cody Begley           Chris Sawyers

Austin Norvell        Alison Meehan       Samantha Braken

Jennifer Colaldo     Reed Scott              Brian DeRossi

Chandler Flynt       Brianna Campbell  Mandy McClus

Kae Delph

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In 1920, University of Southern California sociologist Dr. Emory S. Bogardus founded Alpha Kappa Delta for the purposes of stimulating scholarship and promoting the scientific study of society. Bogardus’ impetus in establishing this organization was to provide a forum for student and faculty interchange. His endeavor paved the way for what has become an international organization dedicated to promoting, facilitating, and recognizing academic scholarship. As we enter the 21st century, Alpha Kappa Delta is an integral part of many Sociology programs and is proud to acknowledge that in the past eight decades, over 80,000 scholars have been initiated into the Society. More than 490 chapters have been chartered in the United States, Canada, China, Finland, the Philippines, Taiwan, and Singapore.

The purpose of the honor society is to promote scholarship, but the focus has always been fellowship for students, both at the graduate and undergraduate levels. Conferring a charter signifies that the institution meets high standards of program quality and scholarship. Individual students must also meet high standards. To become a member of AKD, a sociology or criminology major or minor must have the following characteristics:

  • Is at least a Junior
  • Has an overall GPA of 3.3
  • Has taken at least 4 courses in Sociology (SOCL) or Criminology (CRIM) at WKU
  • Has a Sociology or Criminology major or minor GPA of at least 3.0

Applications for Alpha Kappa Delta are reviewed each spring, with an induction ceremony held in April.


We are currently accepting applications for Alpha Kappa Delta

To be considered, please fill out the form sent to you by email and send it to karen.hume@wku.edu. Applications must be submitted by March 31st. 



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 Last Modified 4/20/21