ALPHA KAPPA DELTA (AKD) International Sociology Honor Society

was founded by U.S.C. sociologist, Dr. Emory S. Bogardus in 1920 to promote the scientific study of society by providing a forum for student and faculty discussion. The society has grown into an international organization dedicated to promoting, facilitating and recognizing academic scholarship in sociology.

The Alpha Chapter of AKD established at the University of Arkansas Fayetteville was the first in the state.


Undergraduate Sociology Students Requirements

  1. Be at least a junior (third year) by standards of the University of Arkansas
  2. Have accumulated the equivalent of an overall GPA of 3.0 (by a four point scale where: A=4, B=3, C=2, D=1, F=0)
  3. Have completed at least four regular courses in sociology prior to initiation (exclusive of extension or courses graded pass/fail) prior to initiation

Graduate Students Requirements

  1. Complete one half year of graduate study in sociology (i.e., one semester or two quarters or the equivalent academic unit) with a graduate g.p.a. of B or better
  2. Continue to enroll in a program of study leading toward a graduate degree in sociology at the University of Arkansas

Staff Members

  1. For staff members of the host institution, formal conferral of the Ph.D. in sociology or employment as a sociologist are required prior to initiation.


Song Yang

Song Yang