Rutgers Sociology has a chapter membership with Alpha Kappa Delta, the International Sociology Honors Society.  Current students who are majoring or minoring in sociology or a program sociological in nature are eligible for membership.  Please contact the undergraduate director for more information.

Minimum Eligibility Requirements

 Be enrolled as a major or minor in a sociology program or a program sociological in nature

  • Be at least a junior (third year) by standards of the host institution
  • Have maintained the equivalent of a 3.5 GPA in sociology courses taken at the host institution prior to initiation, and an overall GPA of 3.3
  • Have completed at least four courses (the equivalent of 12 semester hours) in sociology prior to initiation


You can learn more about the benefits of membership on the AKD website.

Membership Fee

The lifetime membership fee is $50.  In some instances, the department may be able to cover the cost of this fee.

Induction Ceremony

 Members of Alpha Kappa Delta are inducted into the honors society in late spring.