Alpha Kappa Delta
Alpha Kappa Delta (AKD) is an international sociology honor society that encourages the study of humanity for the purpose of service. Each candidate for membership must be an officially declared sociology major or demonstrate a serious interest in sociology; must be at least a junior; must have accumulated the equivalent of an overall grade point average of 3.0; must have maintained the equivalent of a 3.0 grade point average in sociology courses; and must have completed at least four regular courses in sociology prior to initiation.
AKD is affiliated with Association of College Honor Societies. ACHS outlines "how to judge the credibility of an honor society" and includes among the criteria for specialized honor societies such as AKD, including "rank in the upper 35 percent of the class."