AKD Honors Society

International Honor Society of Sociology

The AKD advisor is Dr. Natalie Boero.

Membership Information

Membership in A.K.D includes a one-year subscription to Sociological Inquiry. With your membership certificate you will receive a form that must be mailed to activate the subscription.

Undergraduate Students

  • You must be an Officially declared Sociology major or demonstrate a serious interest in Sociology within an official program at San Jose State University
  • You must be at least a junior
  • You must have an overall GPA of 3.3 on a 4-point scale, and a 3.0 in the Sociology classes taken at San Jose State University
  • You must have completed at least 12 units (4 classes) of Sociology (credit/no credit classes do not count) at San Jose State University.

Graduate Students

  • You must have completed one full semester of graduate study in Sociology with a graduate GPA of 3.2 or better
  • You must be continuing in the program of study leading toward a Graduate Degree in Sociology at San Jose State University

Application Information

Application Deadline

Friday, October 2, 2020 

Applications received by the deadline will be forwarded to the National Office of AKD


Submit the following to the Sociology Dept. Office (DMH 241) to Cristal Meza

  • Complete AKD Application Form [pdf]
  • Attach a list of the Sociology courses you have taken and the grades earned (Attach a printout of your unofficial transcripts.)
  • Attach a cashiers check payable to 'SJSU' and write 'AKD' on the check's memo line or pay in cash.


  • Membership Dues: $50
    • Add $10.00 if you would like an Honor Cord to wear with graduation robe.
    • Add $7.00 if you would like a lapel pin.
  • Total for All 3 Items: $67


Proudly wear Alpha Kappa Delta colors at your Graduation!

Add the Society Honor cord to your cap and gown to display your achievements. The Honor cord is teal, double-twined cords, 58 inches long knotted in the middle with 5 inch tassels on both ends of each cord.

Cost: $10.00

To order an honor cord circle 'yes' in the 'Honor Cord Wanted?' space on the AKD application and add $10.00 to the check total.


Gold Metal with Black. Size is approximately 1/2 inch.

To order a lapel pin, circle 'yes' on the 'Lapel Pin Wanted?' space on the AKD application and add $7.00 to the check total.