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Sociology Clubs and Honor Societies


Membership in the Criminal Justice and Sociology Association is open to students who wish to further their interest in the fields of sociology and criminal justice beyond the classroom setting. Sociology and criminal justice honor students are eligible for induction into their respective, internationally recognized honor societies: Alpha Phi Sigma and Alpha Kappa Delta.


Alpha Phi Sigma is the nationally recognized honor society for students in the criminal justice sciences. Alpha Phi Sigma offers students leadership experience through the management of a student organization, interaction with other criminal justice students and prominent criminal justice professionals, and enhanced marketability in the workplace. The requirements for undergraduate students include a 3.2 overall GPA with at least 43 credit hours and a 3.2 GPA in the criminal justice major. Alpha Phi Sigma members must have taken at least four criminal justice courses and be in the top 35 percent of their class. Part-time students, graduate students, and those with a minor in criminal justice are also eligible for membership into the Honor Society.

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Marylee Reynolds


Alpha Kappa Delta is the International Sociological Honor Society for sociology students. Alpha Kappa Delta seeks to promote sociological study, research on social problems, and the betterment of humanity through social and intellectual activities. Membership is open to undergraduate students who major or minor in sociology. Eligible students must have completed at least four regular courses in sociology, maintain a 3.0 GPA overall and in their sociology courses, and be at least a junior. Alpha Kappa Delta offers leadership opportunities for students, as well as financial and institutional support for sociological endeavors. An annual student paper competition sponsored by Alpha Kappa Delta has a scholarship for graduate study in sociology as its grand prize.

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Rosann Bar