Alpha Kappa Delta- International Sociology Honor Society
Athropon Katamannthanein Diakonesin "to investigate for the
purpose of service"
Alpha Kappa Delta (AKD) seeks to recognize and to 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."
Alpha Kappa Delta was founded at the University of Southern
California in 1920 by sociologist, Dr. Emory S. Bogardus. Its
purpose is to foster scholarship, promote the scientific study of
society, and to encourage student and faculty interchange. In 1924,
the United Chapters of Alpha Kappa Delta was formed among the
United States colleges and universities with the first foreign
affiliate occurring in 1930. Alpha Kappa Delta then became
affiliated with the Association of College Honor Societies in 1967.
Today, more than 490 chapters have been chartered in the United
States, Canada, China, Taiwan, Singapore, Finland, and the
Philippines. Over 80,000 scholars have been inducted into
Alpha Kappa Delta. (www.AlphaKappaDelta.org)
The Butler Department of Sociology and Criminology established
the Kappa of Indiana Chapter of Alpha Kappa Delta in1989.
Throughout the following years, over 100 Butler sociology students
have been initiated with most becoming leaders in academe and in
professions such as law, social work and criminal justice.
Every spring during the department banquet, current AKD members
participate with faculty in honoring and initiating new students
who have attained academic excellence in sociology and their
overall studies at Butler into the international honor
Recent AKD Kappa members: