Alpha Kappa Delta, the international sociology honor society, was founded by a distinguished sociologist, Emory S. Bogardus, in the Department of Sociology at the University of Southern California in 1920. There are 500 chapters of AKD at colleges and universities in the United States. There are chapters of AKD at universities in Canada, China, Finland, Philippines, Singapore, and Taiwan. The Nu Chapter at Drew University was established in 1994.

Candidates for election to the Nu Chapter of Alpha Kappa Delta of Drew University must satisfy the following criteria:

  • Have declared Sociology as their major prior to his/her senior year
  • Have a 3.5 GPA in Sociology
  • Have a 3.33 overall GPA
  • Have completed a minimum of 16 credits in Sociology course work before spring semester.
  • Have completed a minimum of 56 credits of university course work before spring semester (Junior Standing)

Members of the NU Chapter of ALpha Kappa Delta at Drew University must not only have compiled records of superb academic accomplishment but also demonstrate superior legal/ethical behavior consistent with the good citizenship expected of Drew students. The Sociology Department reserves the right to deny membership in Alpha Kappa Delta to any student who fails to meet these high standards even if that candidate satisfied all the academic criteria required for election to the NU Chapter of this international sociological honorary society.