The department sponsors one undergraduate organization, the Sociology Anthropology Criminology Association (SACA). SACA aims to unite students who are interested in one of the three fields. The organization provides students the opportunity to network with professors, graduate students, and professionals. SACA regularly has professionals give presentations at its regularly scheduling meetings; hold fundraisers; participates in university and local community initiatives, such as volunteering at Bartlett House and the Shack; and organizes field trips.
Current SACA officers:
President: Morgan Wynne
Vice President: Ciara Williams
Treasurer: Erica Cooper
Secretary: Mary Cook
Public Relations: Ryan Spaulding
Historian: Samantha Sempey
SACA Faculty Advisor: Dr. Adam Dasari
SACA Email: WVUSACA@gmail.com
SACA Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/18651767824/
Alpha Kappa Delta
The department is home to a chapter of Alpha Kappa Delta (AKD), the largest sociology honor society in the nation. The purpose of AKD is to acknowledge and promote excellence in the study of sociology, the research of social problems and intellectual activities that will lead to improvement in the human condition.
AKD is affiliated with the American Sociological Association and proudly supports graduate and undergraduate travel to various conferences, including the North Central Sociological Association meetings held every spring.
Membership is open to undergraduate students, graduate students, and faculty members from active chapters who meet its minimum standards. Currently, there are more than 101,000 members in Alpha Kappa Delta and over 630 chapters.
WVU Chapter: Beta of West Virginia
AKD Chapter Representative: Dr. Adam Dasari
AKD Website: http://www.alphakappadelta.org
Benefits of Membership: http://www.alphakappadelta.org/Benefits_of_AKD_Membership.html
AKD Brochure: http://www.alphakappadelta.org/uploads/AKD_Brochure.pdf
With the development of a separate Anthropology degree program, the Department of Sociology and Anthropology is working to build its own chapter of the Lambda Alpha. Please check back for further information.