Alpha Kappa Delta

International Sociology Honor Society

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
  • 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.