Alpha Kappa Delta (AKD)


Alpha Kappa Delta (AKD) invites you to join the CSU Fullerton Chapter of the International Sociology Honor Society. 

AKD aims "to acknowledge and promote excellence in scholarship in the study of sociology, the research of social problems, and such other social and intellectual activities as will lead to improvement in the human condition."
Why Join AKD?

  • AKD membership looks great on your resume! Employers and colleagues recognize the value of membership in any honor society, and AKD makes an excellent addition to the honors and awards you can earn as a student.
  • Meet other students in the sociological field. Develop a network within the academic and professional fields. You'll be given an opportunity to apply your sociological skills with others.
  • Lifetime Membership without renewal fees. There are no annual dues for members after the initial $75 payment unless one decides to remain a Voting member.
  • Free one-year subscription to Sociological Inquiry, the official journal of Alpha Kappa Delta.
  • Annual Student Paper Competitions. AKD sponsors an annual student paper competition for both undergraduate and graduate students. Winners receive a cash prize and travel money to participate in the American Sociological Association (ASA) annual meeting.

Chapter Membership Benefits

  • Chapter Representative Travel: AKD provides grants to chapter representatives to assist students presenting at regional sociological meetings.
  • Sociological Research Symposium Grant: AKD provides a grant to develop and host a sociological research symposium on campuses.


  • Declared as a Sociology Major or Minor
  • Have a Junior, Senior, or Graduate standing
  • Minimum overall GPA of 3.3; minimum major GPA of 3.0
  • At least 12 units of Sociology course work completed at CSUF. (For graduate students, 9 units completed).


  • To apply, please fill out the AKD membership form located on the right hand side of this page. You may access this as a PDF or you may drop by our office in College Park 900 (9th floor).
  • AKD membership is $75.00. Cash or check is accepted. For checks, please make it out to "AKD". When submitting your AKD application at our office, please make sure to include both completed application & payment.
  • When applying for the AKD membership, you are eligible to receive the AKD graduation cord . To try to ensure you receive your cord, please submit AKD applications by the following deadlines:
    • Fall semester: By the 1st of December
    • Spring Semester:  By 1st week of April. Deadline to receive application for honor cord and certificate. The application is on this webpage and can be mailed to (along with check for $75 made out to AKD):

Ivan Sanchez, AKD
2600 Nutwood Avenue, Suite 900
Fullerton, CA 92831

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Contact Us
If you have any questions about AKD membership & resources, please contact AKD faculty advisor: Ivan Sanchez Opens in new window

AKD Resources
Please check out these AKD resources to be informed on policies, resources & opportunities!