Alpha Kappa Delta


Alpha Kappa Delta (AKD) is the international sociology honor society. It is a non-secret, democratic, international society of scholars dedicated to the ideal of Athropon Katamannthanein Diakonesin or “to investigate humanity for the purpose of service.”

AKD seeks 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.

Students may become members of this organization at FMU if they fulfill the minimum criteria outlined below. Students must:

  • Be an officially declared sociology major or minor
  • Have attained junior standing (54 earned credit hours)
  • Have an overall GPA of at least 3.3
  • Have at least a 3.0 GPA in sociology courses taken at FMU
  • Have completed at least 4 sociology courses at FMU

Each semester students eligible to join AKD are identified and invited to do so. The initiation fee is $50.00, which provides lifetime membership in the organization. Students are also given a one-year subscription to the society’s journal, Sociological Inquiry, a membership card, and a membership pin (a gift from the FMU Sociology faculty).

If you have any questions about eligibility, contact Dr. Jessica Doucet.