Alpha Kappa Delta

Alpha Kappa Delta


Anthropon Katamanthanein Diakonsein — "To investigate humanity for the purpose of service"

Alpha Kappa Delta is the International Sociological Honor Society. It was founded by Emory S. Bogardus in 1920. Bogardus promoted AKD as a means of supporting scholarship and the scientific study of society through the promotion of student and faculty interchange. The organization has since became an international organization that includes over 80,000 scholars and more then 490 chapters.

The local chapter, Phi of Pennsylvania, was founded in 1980. The chapter is always evolving as new students become members and other students move on into their careers. Our current goals include increasing our level of participation in activities sponsored by the national organization, providing career information to our members, and helping fund student participation in professional activities.

To be a members you must have:

  • achieved junior status
  • taken at least 12 hours of sociology courses at Bloomsburg University
  • at least a 3.0 GPA in your sociology courses
  • at least a 3.3 GPA overall or — rank in the top 35 percent of your class (based on enrollment year)

Contact Chris Podeschi or Christopher Armstrong if you meet the above criteria and are interested in getting involved.