Alpha Kappa Delta

Description & Purpose

Alpha Kappa Delta, founded in 1920, is the International Sociology Honor Society. AKD is a "non-secret, democratic, international society of scholars dedicated to the ideal of Anthropon Katamanthanein Diakonesian or 'To investigate humanity for the purpose of service." The purpose of AKD is to "promote an interest in the study of sociology, research of social problems, and such other social and intellectual activities as will lead to improvement in the human condition.

At Syracuse University, AKD functions within the Sociology Club, an organization dedicated to promoting interaction among sociology majors, minors, and others interested in sociology. Activities include intellectual, service, and social programs to enrich the educational experience of students studying in the sociology department. The Sociology Club is open to all members of the university community who are interested in studying, creating and applying sociological knowledge. Class standing and minimum grade point average are not criteria for membership in the Sociology Club.

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