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Department of Sociology Undergraduate Student Organizations

Undergraduate Student Organizations


Sociology Club

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All sociology majors automatically become members of the Sociology Club upon certifying in the major. The Sociology Club is a registered student organization that provides undergraduate students with opportunities in leadership, academic, career, and social activities both on and off campus. Read more about the Sociology Club at its website.


Alpha Kappa Delta

Alpha Kappa Delta is an International Sociology Honor Society founded to investigate humanity for the purpose of service. In 1920, a University of Southern California sociologist, Dr. Emory Bogardus, founded Alpha Kappa Delta (AKD) to encourage scholarship in the scientific study of society. Today AKD has more than 490 chapters with over 80,000 members, all of whom are student and faculty scholars.

Beta of Washington, the AKD chapter at Washington State University, was founded in 1939. Each year approximately 20 undergraduates, graduate students, and faculty are inducted into the chapter. These members represent the top 35 percent in general scholarship, earning at least a 3.0 cumulative GPA and at least a 3.0 in their Sociology courses.

Being an AKD scholar entitles one to participate in a peer reviewed scholarly paper contest, receive reimbursement for professional travel, and request funding for speakers. All members receive a teal honor cord, AKD pin, certificate and handbook. Read more at AKD website.