Alpha Kappa Delta International Honor Society

Alpha Kappa Delta, the International Sociology Honor Society, was founded by Dr. Emory S. Borgadus in the Department of Sociology, University of Southern California, in 1920. It is a society that is dedicated to humankind, examination and acquisition of knowledge, and service to society. To obtain a charter, an institution has to meet high standards of program quality and scholarship. The Nu Chapter of Alpha Kappa Delta at Hampton University was chartered in 1985. To qualify for membership, a student must be a junior or senior Sociology major and have accumulated a minimum grade point average of 3.0 on a four-point scale. The aim of the society is the promotion of scholarship. In this regard, the society publishes the Sociological Inquiry, a quarterly journal which is peer-reviewed.