AKD Honors Society

Alpha Kappa Delta (AKD) is the International Honor Society of Sociology.

The AKD faculty advisor is Preston Rudy.

Requirements for AKD Membership

  • Be an officially declared Sociology major or demonstrate a serious interest in Sociology within an official program at San José State University
  • Be at least a junior
  • Have an overall GPA of 3.3 on a 4-point scale, and a 3.0 in the Sociology classes taken at San José State University
  • Have completed at least 12 units (4 classes) of Sociology at San José State University (Credit/No Credit classes do not count with the exception of classes taken in Spring 2020)

Application Information

The application has closed for Fall 2023.

Membership Cost

AKD Membership - $50.00 (required)  
Lifetime membership includes a one-year subscription to Sociological Inquiry. With your membership certificate, you will receive a form that must be mailed to activate the subscription.

AKD Honor Cord - $15.00 (optional) 
Proudly wear Alpha Kappa Delta colors at your Graduation!  The Honor cord is teal, double-twined cords, 58 inches long knotted in the middle with 5 inch tassels on both ends of each cord.

AKD Lapel Pin - $10.00 (optional)
Gold Metal with Black. Size is approximately 1/2 inch.

If you have any questions regarding your order, please contact the department office, sociology@sjsu.edu. Thank you!