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Alpha Kappa Delta (AKD)

AKD Statements 
AKD stands for Alpha Kappa Delta, a non-secret, democratic, international society of scholars dedicated to the ideal of 
Athropon Katamannthanein Diakonesin or “to investigate humanity for the purpose of service.”

AKD seeks to acknowledge and promote excellence in scholarship in the study of sociology, the research of social 
problems, and such other social and intellectual activities as will lead to improvement in the human condition. 


AKD was founded at the University of Southern California in 1920 by Dr. Emory S. Bogardus and became affiliated with the Association of College Honor Societies in 1967.

August 29th Meeting is in The Sociology Conference Room at 1:00! Please try to attend.

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 social research for the purpose of service.  There are more than 600 chapters of the Society.  
Further information about Alpha Kappa Delta International Honor Society is available at 


The AKD Handbook for 2009-2010 and the AKD Operations and Procedures Manual are posted as attachments below.