Anthropology & Sociology

West Chester University

Alpha Kappa Delta

International Sociology Honor Society

The Department of Anthropology and Sociology has a local chapter of Alpha Kappa Delta, the International Sociology Honor Society.

AKD is dedicated to encouraging and stimulating scholarship while promoting the scientific study and advancement of sociology. Membership is an earned honor limited to undergraduate and graduate students in sociology who have maintained a record of high academic achievement (and it is a great addition to resumes and applications for graduate school).

On West Chester University's campus, AKD is a newly re-established chapter as of 2011. The chapter works closely with the department's Sociology Club to plan academic and social events. In the past, members have attended academic conferences throughout the Northeast, visited museums in Philadelphia and elsewhere, and participated in sociological panel discussions across southeastern Pennsylvania.

Membership eligibility

To become a member of AKD, you must meet the following criteria. Membership is for life.

  • Have at least junior standing
  • Have an overall GPA of at least 3.3
  • Have a GPA of at least 3.0 in sociology courses
  • Have taken at least four courses in sociology at WCU​ (courses in which the student is currently enrolled count toward the number, but transferred courses do not count)