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Organization Overview

In 1920, University of Southern California sociologist Dr. Emory S. Bogardus founded Alpha Kappa Delta for the purposes of stimulating scholarship and promoting the scientific study of society. Bogardus’ impetus in establishing this organization was to provide a forum for student and faculty interchange. His endeavor paved the way for what has become an international organization dedicated to promoting, facilitating, and recognizing academic scholarship. Alpha Kappa Delta is an integral part of many Sociology programs and is proud to acknowledge that in the past eight decades over 80,000 scholars have been initiated into the Society. More than 560 chapters have been chartered in the United States, Canada, China, Finland, the Philippines, Taiwan, and Singapore. This brief history highlights the growth and development of Alpha Kappa Delta as a contributing force in the promotion of scholarship in sociology. It starts by tracing the early years of AKD under the leadership of its founder Emory S. Bogardus.

Category Honors
Keywords Sociology Honor Society UCDenver Delta Chapter



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