Alpha Kappa Delta is the International Sociology Honor Society, formed in 1920 at the University of Southern California. Dr. Emory S. Bogardus, the founder of the honor society, intended it to be a "gathering of faculty and graduate students for the purpose of discussing research methods and findings, and promoting scholarly writings." The society was to be dedicated to the study of humankind for the purpose of service. The name Alpha Kappa Delta was chosen because the Greek letters represented the mission that the founder intended for a sociology honor society.

A: Anthropon meaning mankind
B: Katamanthano meaning to examine closely or gather knowledge
C: Diakoneo meaning to do service

In 2003, the Department of Sociology at Georgian Court University became a charter member of Alpha Kappa Delta and was named Sigma of New Jersey in AKD Region II. Since then, 35 sociology majors have been inducted into the honor society.
Eligibility for membership must meet or exceed the following minimum requirements. The student:

1. Must be an officially declared sociology major
2.Must be at least a junior (third year)
3. Must have accumulated the equivalent of an overall GPA of 3.0
4. Must have maintained the equivalent of a 3.0 in sociology courses
5.Must have completed at least four regular courses in sociology prior to induction
6. Must have provided 30 hours of service to the department, university, or community


Inducted May 14, 2003
Shirley Baker
Jennifer Bedford
Jacqueline Cleveland
Kathleen Holton
Annick Gallehugh
Katelyn Remhoff
Jessica Maletto
Janet Stendardo
Dina Romano
Susan Porter
Christine Rosenthal
Elissa Cali

Inducted April 23, 2004 

Rose Carlo
Courtney Robinson
Marci N. Van Sciver
Lashonda Doby
Kimberly Wilcox
Dennis Richardson
Rebecca Sturche
Laura Ann Fusco
Bridget Thau
Ellen Galatola
Gina Vodola
Tommy Giavatto
Catherine Wallace
Lisa Ostrander
Tammy Weiss
Helen Pecilli

Inducted April 26, 2005 

Sandra Arvelo
Kimberly Biddle
Michele DeBatt
Jessica Flaherty
Alana Hollis
Lisa Lapinski

Inducted May 5, 2006 

Rachel Barolucci
Lynore Danielle Lucci
Kim Cushing
Dawn Denise McNamara
Latisha T. McNair Harvey
Eridania Ortiz
Carley Marie Landicino
Douglas James Schaber
Caitlin Rebecca Zanetti

Inducted May 7, 2009

Shannon Bradley
Parrish Bogdziewiocz
Caitlin Larsen
Colleen Connelly
John Quinn
Kimberly Mills

Inducted May 7, 2010 

Jennifer Garriga
Lara Vega
LaToya Turner
Cynthia Ninivaggi

Inducted April 1st, 2011

Thomas Bell
Caroline Folta
Caitlin Kozla
Kelly Lepkoski
Krystal McRae

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