AKD History

The Zeta Chapter of Kansas of Alpha Kappa Delta International Honor Society was founded on the Emporia State University campus in 1986. Its purpose is to "promote excellence in scholarship in the study of sociology, research of social problems, and such other social and intellectual activities as will lead to improvement in the human condition." The Chapter helps sponsor guest speakers and other academic events in the Department and on campus.

Today, with thousands of members in over 440 chapters throughout the world, AKD is truly an international sociological honor society. The goal and purpose of AKD is reflected in its name.

A: Anthropon (mankind) 
K: Katamanthaneion (to investigate or research) 
D: Diakonesein (for the purpose of service)

As a result, Alpha Kappa Delta strives to promote the study of social issues and serve humankind, while at the same time providing an extracurricular outlet for students interest in the study of Sociology.

(Note: Some of the above information was taken from the AKD handbook)