Delta (AKD) is the International Sociology Honor Society founded
in 1920 at the University of Southern California by Dr. Emory S.
Bogardus. The name, Alpha Kappa Delta, represents the first letters of
three Greek words: anthropon (mankind), katamanthanein (to investigate
thoroughly or to conduct research), and diakonesein (for the purpose
of service). The name, freely interpreted, signifies the importance of
social research for the purpose of service. There are more than 600
chapters of the AKD International Honor Society and more than 97,000
The purpose of Alpha Kappa Delta is to acknowledge excellence in
teaching, research, and study of sociology. AKD recognizes the
importance of sociology for the betterment of society. Our Eta
Chapter, at BGSU supports the interests of students submitting their
work for conference presentations and to the AKD student paper
competition. We are currently working with ACS graduate students
seeking donations of feminine hygiene and other costly products to
give to women in the Sparrow Nest Shelter, part of the Cherry St.
Mission in Toledo.
Alpha Kappa Delta
has a quarterly journal,
Inquiry, which is currently published by Wiley-Blackwell.
Sociological Inquiry is committed to the exploration
of the human condition in all of its social and cultural complexity.
New members receive one free year of Sociological Inquiry
provided they turn in an activation
form. All members who renew their memberships receive a year of
the journal. Sociological Inquiry is available in both print