Current Sociology Students
Our sociology students are some of the most active on campus. Our student group The Sociological Society is active in the community collaborating with The Boys and Girls Club and CASA, raising money for cancer research, and volunteering throughout Statesboro and beyond. Our graduates have earned internships working in the White House and working for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and many have gone on to earn advanced degrees.
The Sociological Society is the student club for sociology majors, minors, and any other Georgia Southern student interested in sociology. Everyone is welcome! We are a group of highly motivated students who split our time between philanthropy/volunteering on campus in the community and discussing the sociology around us by watching documentaries, talking about current events, and learning from each other’s experiences. Join us on Facebook!
Are you in an Intro to Sociology course right now and want to know more about sociology and meet some like minded students? Then this club is for you. Even if you’re not a sociology major/minor, you can still dig deeper into sociology and the social issues that are affecting the world and your community today.
Sociological Society Faculty Advisor
Dr. April Schueths
Alpha Kappa Delta
Alpha Kappa Delta is an International Sociology Honor Society dedicated “to investigating humanity for the purpose of service.” To qualify for membership, undergraduate students must:
- Must be an officially declared sociology major or demonstrate a serious interest in sociology within an official program of the host institution.
- Must be at least a junior (third year) by standards of the host institution.
- Must have accumulated the equivalent of an overall GPA of 3.3 and rank in the top 35% of their class in general scholarship.
- Must have maintained the equivalent of a 3.3 GPA in sociology courses taken at Georgia Southern University.
- Must have completed at least four regular courses in sociology prior to initiation (exclusive of extension or courses graded pass/fail).
Qualified students will be invited to join AKD in the spring semester of each academic year. GPA will be calculated through fall semester grades, and invitations will be extended after the department receives these grades and reviews the standing of juniors and seniors.
Learn more about Alpha Kappa Delta
Alpha Kappa Delta (AKD) is the International Sociology Honor Society. AKD was founded in 1920 at the University of Southern California by Dr. Emory S. Bogardus and became affiliated with the Association of College Honor Societies (ACHS) in 1967. AKD is also affiliated with the American Sociological Society (ASA).
The purpose of Alpha Kappa Delta is to seek to acknowledge and promote excellence in the 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.
Alpha Kappa Delta is 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.”
There is a governing body of elected sociologists who are Alpha Kappa Delta members and who serve as our Council Members and Regional Representatives. There is also a central Executive Office located in Syracuse, NY at Le Moyne College where an Executive Director, Finance Officer, and several student employees are employed.
Alpha Kappa Delta has a quarterly journal, Sociological Inquiry, which is currently published by Wiley-Blackwell. Sociological Inquiry is committed to the exploration of the human condition in all of its social and cultural complexity. New members receive one free year of Sociological Inquiry provided they turn in an activation form. All members who renew their memberships receive a year of the journal. Sociological Inquiry is available in both print and online.
AKD Faculty Advisor
Dr. Nancy Malcom
The Outstanding Sociology and Anthropology Student
This annual honor is awarded to the student(s) who have demonstrated an exceptional commitment to learning, a passion for scholarship, and devotion to serving their community. The nomination and selection process is conducted by the department faculty and the recipient is announced at the Honors Day Convocation.
2018 – Sydney Youngblood
2017 – Alysia Gustavsen
2016 – Kortney F. Gross
2015 – Chloe Catlin & Rachel Neuhauser
2014 – Naudie Eason
2013 – Leanne Dannacher & Celice Hosea
2012 – Jordan Tompkins, Emily Detmer, & Leah Kozee
2011 – Myles J. Mulkey, Sally A. Smith, & Justin Tyler Brannen
American Sociology Society Resources
The American Sociological Association has excellent resources for any sociology student. Are you thinking of going to graduate school? Want to get involved at the regional or national level? Want to learn more about what you can do when you graduate? Then be sure to check out the American Sociological Association’s undergraduate resource page.
Last updated: 9/14/2020