Anthropology & Sociology

West Chester University

The WCU Chapter of Alpha Kappa Delta,

The International Sociology Honor Society

The Department of Anthropology and Sociology has a local chapter of "Alpha Kappa Delta" (, the International Sociology Honor Society.


Alpha Kappa Delta "is dedicated to encouraging and stimulating scholarship while promoting the scientific study and advancement of sociology."  Membership is limited to undergraduate and graduate students in Sociology who have maintained a record of high academic achievement.  It is an earned honor.  Once you join, you become a lifetime member.  Your membership may be used on your resume and applications for graduate school! (Keep that in mind!)


On West Chester University's campus, AKD is a newly re-established chapter as of 2011 and has been persistent in making strides to grow over the future academic years.  As for the upcoming 2013-2014 academic year, we have many events planned in correlation with the Sociology Club, our best friends within the Department of Anthropology and Sociology.  These events range from trip to Sociological Conferences in Pennsylvania and Maryland, trips to the museums of Philadelphia, and other sociological panel talks across Southern Pennsylvania.


We are pleased to announce the officers of our chapter for the 2013-2014 academic year:

              - President:  Kyle Pelchy (

              - Vice President: Molly Byrne (

              - Treasurer: Jessica Herling (

              - Secretary/Event Chair: TBD


              -Faculty Advisor: Dr. Valerian DeSousa (


If you are interested in more information about the Alpha Kappa Delta chapter of WCU, do not hesitate to contact any of the officers above!

AKD Member Eligibility

Undergraduates must be sociology majors or demonstrate a serious interest in sociology within an official program of a host institution with a chartered chapter of the Society. Students must:

- Be at least a junior

- Rank in the top 35% of their class, or an overall GPA of 3.3

-  Have a sociology GPA of at least 3.0

- Have taken at least four courses in sociology at the host institution