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Alpha Kappa Delta Illinois Mu: Honor Society

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 thanĀ 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.