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Alpha Kappa Delta Honor Society 

Alpha Kappa Delta is the international sociology honor society. Virginia's chapter is MU.  Eligibility is based on overall academic achievement, academic performance in your major and sociology courses completed. The purpose of the society is "to promote an interest in the study of sociology, research of social problems and such other social and intellectual activities as will lead to improvement in the human condition."

Late in the spring of each year, the Department of Sociology and Anthropology hosts an initiation ceremony and dinner for all sociology majors and recognizes the achievements of those accepted into Alpha Kappa Delta. At the dinner, the department also honors the recipients of the James Sartain Award and the Henry Stewart Scholarship Award.

Criteria for Membership

  • Declared sociology major

  • Junior standing (third year)

  • Overall cumulative GPA of at least 3.3

  • Overall GPA in sociology classes taken at UR of at least 3.3

  • Completed at least four courses in sociology