Benefits of AKD

Benefits of Alpha Kappa Delta

AKD provides a variety of services to its members.


  • Every new initiate receives a certificate of membership, membership card, and a membership activation form.
  • Members who submit completed activation forms receive a free one-year subscription to Sociological Inquiry, the official journal of AKD.
  • Members have access to the AKD Newsletter, election materials, and other services on our website.
  • AKD sponsors student paper contests for members with cash prizes and travel money to participate in the American Sociological Association Honors Program.
  • AKD provides honoraria for initiation speakers, funds student travel to regional sociological meetings, and funds research symposia.
  • AKD sponsors a Distinguished Lecture series at the Annual Meeting of the American Sociological Association, and contributes annually to the ASA Minority Scholarship Fund.
  • Members may purchase honor cords for graduation ceremonies, AKD pins, and other memorabilia.
  • AKD Chapters are important in the academic, professional, and social lives of student and faculty members. They provide opportunities for initiating and sharing activities in keeping with the purposes of the Society.
  • AKD members who become Civil Service employees meet one of the requirements for entrance at the GS-7 level (an increase in pay-grade) if they list AKD membership on their applications (providing they enter at the GS-5 level).
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Updated 6/1/11
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