The purpose of the Sociology Club is to better serve sociology students and those interested in sociology through a pursuit to honor academic excellence, enhance leadership, foster community engagement, and encourage unity and understanding in the field of sociology. The goals of the club focus on community service projects and career development events for sociology students. In partnership with AKD (the sociology honor society) the club holds graduate school information sessions and various career development events to help students identify their career interests and learn how to use their degree in sociology or related fields. We also have social events such as watching and discussing sociology-related movies and Ted Talks, conducting social observations, and having dinner together. If you are interested in joining or would like more information, please contact the faculty adviser, Erik Nielsen (firstname.lastname@example.org) or visit our facebook page, Penn State AKD (https://www.facebook.com/groups/PSUSocClub/) to learn more.
Alpha Kappa Delta International Sociology Honor Society
The Sociology Club is also joined with the Alpha Kappa Delta International Sociology Honor Society. Sociology majors and minors can strive for membership in the Penn State chapter of AKD. AKD stands for Anthropon Katamanthanein Diakonesein, which means “To investigate humanity for the purpose of service.”
To be eligible for membership, majors/minors must be a junior or senior with an overall grade point average of 3.00 as well as a 3.00 grade point average in the Sociology major or minor. Qualified applicants must also have completed four sociology courses. For more information about the benefits of joining Alpha Kappa Delta, students can visit the organization’s international website at http://alphakappadelta.org/ .
Application forms for Alpha Kappa Delta are available outside of 305 Oswald Tower.
If you are interested in joining or would like more information, please contact the faculty adviser, Erik Nielsen (email@example.com).