What is Alpha Kappa Delta? 

AKD is an international honors society for undergraduates as well as graduate students, that recognizes students with outstanding academic achievements in the field of sociology. AKD students at the University of Colorado are working to organize a variety of social and/or academic events that will facilitate increased communication between undergraduate students, graduate students, and faculty. Because the mission statement of AKD is "To investigate humanity for the purpose of service," students also engage in a number of service activities throughout the year. In April of each year, students attend an induction ceremony at which they receive official honors cords and certificates.


  1. Must be an officially declared sociology major or demonstrate a serious interest in sociology within an official program of the host institution.
  2. Must be at least a junior (third year) by standards of the host institution.
  3. Must have accumulated the equivalent of an overall GPA of 3.3 (by a four point scale where: A=4, B=3, C=2, D=1, F=0)
  4. Must have maintained the equivalent of a 3.3 GPA in sociology courses taken at the host institution prior to initiation.
  5. Must have completed at least four regular courses in sociology prior to initiation (exclusive of extension or courses graded pass/fail).

How to Apply

Each initiate shall pay an initiation fee of $55.00 to the United Chapters, which entitles the initiate to a lifetime membership in AKD, a membership certificate, and a one-year subscription to the journal Sociological Inquiry. If you are interested in becoming a member of AKD, please complete the application form below, and return it along with a check for $55 and a transcript (official or unofficial) to Dr. Brown's office in Ketchum 167.
Faculty Advisor: Matt Brown
Office: Ketchum 167
Mailbox: Ketchum 195