AKD Honors Society

Alpha Kappa Delta (AKD) is the International Honor Society of Sociology.

AKD faculty advisors are Amy August and Soma de Bourbon.

Membership Information

Membership in AKD 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 is November 1, 2021

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

How to Apply:

  • Fill this form to apply to AKD by November 1, 2021.
  • Email a .PDF of your unofficial transcript to soma.debourbon@sjsu.edu with the title, "AKD Transcript" by November 1, 2021.
  • By mid-November, you will receive an email informing you of your acceptance or if you will need to reapply at a later date. The email will include a link for membership payment by credit card. In 4-6 weeks, you will receive another email when your certificate, and any optional item you ordered, is ready for pick up in the department office.

If you have any questions regarding how to submit your application, please contact the department office.

Membership Cost

  • AKD Membership - $50.00 (required)  

Lifetime membership 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.

  • AKD Honor Cord - $15.00 (optional) 

Proudly wear Alpha Kappa Delta colors at your Graduation!  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.

  • AKD Lapel Pin - $10.00 (optional)

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

If you have any questions regarding your order, please contact the department office.