"Taste classifies, and it classifies the classifier."
– Pierre Bourdieu
How to join (Application):
Fill out an AKD Membership Application (.pdf) and return it to the Sociology Department (Santa Susana 321). Along with the application attach a one time initiation fee of $50 (and an optional $8 for the Honor Cord). Check or Money Order should be made payable to: Alpha Kappa Delta. Please place both the application and the check or money order inside a sealed envelope and write “AKD” on the envelope. Once you become a member, you are a member for life. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis from June 1, 2012 to April 1, 2013.
- Sociology Major
- 3.3 overall GPA or higher (transfer + CSUN) and 3.0 GPA or higher within major
- Must be a Junior or Senior
- At least four courses completed in the major
- In the Sociology Masters program
- Completion of half year graduate study with a 3.0 GPA average or better
Benefits of AKD Membership:
Join the Sociology Honor Society and enhance your resume, Graduate school applications, Curriculum Vitae, develop leadership skills, and meet new people. Members receive a one-year subscription to Sociological Inquiry (the official journal of Alpha Kappa Delta) and can apply for student conference travel assistance. Members are notified of opportunities such as paper competitions, events, jobs, volunteer/internship opportunities, and are invited to our annual induction ceremony.
AKD members are also eligible to purchase AKD merchandise such as t-shirts, pins, sweatshirts, and honor cords to wear at their graduation ceremony. To order mechandise, fill out a merchandise order form and return it to the Sociology Department (Santa Susana 321) in a sealed envelope and write “AKD” on the envelope. Check or Money Order should be made payable to: Alpha Kappa Delta.