In 1920, University of Southern California sociologist D. Emory S.
Bogardus founded Alpha Kappa Delta for the purposes of stimulating
scholarship and promoting the scientific study of society. Bogardus'
impetus in establishing this organization was to provide a forum for
student and faculty interchange. His endeavor paved the way for what has
become an international organization dedicated to promoting,
facilitating, and recognizing academic scholarship. As we enter the 21st
century, Alpha Kappa Delta is an integral part of many Sociology
programs and is proud to acknowledge that in the past eight decades, more than 80,000 scholars have been initiated into the Society. more than 490
chapters have been chartered in the United States, Canada, China,
Finland, the Philippines, Taiwan, and Singapore.
Early in the spring quarter, membership invitations are sent to eligible seniors and graduate students .
Please contact your faculty advisor for more information.