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Honor Societies

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:

Lambda Alpha

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.