Alpha Kappa Delta

Epsilon of Alabama Chapter at UAH Membership



It shall be the purpose of this Society to promote excellence in scholarship in the study of sociology, research of social problems, and such other social and intellectual activities as will lead to improvement in the human condition.

Membership Criteria

In order to join the honor society you must meet all of the following criteria:

  1. You must be a junior, senior, or graduate - that is, have 65 or more credits on your transcript.
  2. have an overall GPA of at least 3.3
  3. have completed at least four sociology courses at UAH.
  4. have an overall UAH SOCIOLOGY GPA of at least 3.0
  5. pay (to AKD) the Lifetime Membership fee of $40.


Why Join?

Generally speaking, membership in an academic honors society is a way to highlight academic achievements and thereby enhance your resumé. As a group, members of the local chapter of AKD, Epsilon of Alabama, may apply to receive funds to host speakers or travel to conferences. New members:

  1. receive a one-year subscription to Sociological Inquiry, one of the longest running research journals in sociology.
  2. receive a certificate that recognizes your induction into the honors society.
  3. become eligible to enter several undergraduate paper competitions.
  4. meet one of the requirements for federal employment at the GS-7 level (most new employees enter at the GS-5 level)
  5. and can purchase Honor Cords to wear at graduation (or whenever you want) for $10.00. (There are also t-shirts, sweatpants etc.)


Past UAH Inductees 

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To Join

Contact Dr. Kyle Knight, Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology, for information concerning Alpha Kappa Delta's chapter at UAH. 

Dr. Kyle Knight
Department of Sociology
The University of Alabama in Huntsville 
344H Morton Hall
Huntsville, AL 35899
Phone: 256.824.2294
Fax: 256.824.2387