Alpha Kappa Delta is a non-secret, democratic, international society of scholars dedicated to the ideal of investigating humanity for the purpose of service. The goal of the organization is to promote an interest in the study of sociology, and the research of significant and lasting social problems, as well as other social activities as will lead to improvement in the human condition.

Majors who meet the following criteria will be invited to join:

Be a sociology major or seriously involved with sociology
Complete four regular courses in sociology
Be a junior
Have at least a 3.0 GPA overall and in sociology
Rank in the top 35% of your class, which varies but is often in the range of a 3.4 GPA

Activities include an annual dinner for members and faculty, research colloquia, guest scholars, and departmental support for student research publication in Sociological Inquiry, the official journal of Alpha Kappa Delta. For more information, contact Dr. Ken Kolb.

Furman Inductees

  • 2015 Inductees

      Abigail Arvanites
      Alexandra Bailey
      Hannah Beach
      Mary Katherine Buchanan
      Adam Lilly
      Oluwatobi Olaiya
      Valentina Romero

  • 2014 Inductees

      Mary Brooks
      Shane Farmer
      Courtney German
      Leila Oakley
      Caroline Poole
      Shelby Price
      Elizabeth Smith
      Caroline Solomon
      Cassandra Wodecki

  • 2013 Inductees

      Jenna Barnett
      Shane Farmer
      Molly Gunson
      Laura Hinson
      Emily Jeske
      Avery Jordan
      Peter Lehmann
      Leila Oakley
      Elizabeth Schill
      Carolina Seigler
      Alexa Singer
      Natalie Terlitsky
      Mary Catherine Wilder

  • 2012 Inductees

      Chelsea Brewer
      William Dansie
      Eric Eaton
      Alanna Gillis
      Hunter Glen
      Sarah Hanson
      Sarah Harrison
      Sean Hastings
      Leah Hassler
      Katie Iannance
      Meghan Jessica Pate
      Hilary Rutz
      Rachel Thompson
      Hannah Turner
      Sophie Varn
      Kaleigh Ward
      Kristen Werner
      Nicole Wishmeye

  • 2011 Inductees

      Hillary Goodall
      Emily McClimon
      Lindsay Schwob

  • 2010 Inductees

      Mollie Jensen
      Brittany Froning
      Christina Ho
      Sally Morris
      Kendra Berry
      Brooke Norris

  • 2009 Inductees

      Lisa Meyer
      Daniel Paul
      Dustin Gourdin
      Sara Sharpe

  • 2008 Inductees

      Claire Abernathy
      Kristin Feirabend
      Jennifer Lantz
      Alyn Quintin White II
      Whitney Lane Jacobs

Connect with Admission

Furman University is one of the nation's premier undergraduate liberal arts colleges. We offer outstanding academics, opportunities for a broad range of talented students with a passion for learning, a robust arts program, and NCAA Division I athletics.

Want more information about the admission process at Furman?

Contact us

Once you see our campus, making the right college decision will be so much easier.

Plan a visit

Undergraduate Evening Studies provides adults the opportunity to receive an education from one of the premier liberal arts universities in the nation.

Whether you are starting or continuing your education, or have been away from the classroom for a few months or several years, our program provides many services to assist you with accomplishing your educational and professional goals.

Apply now

Our graduate studies program is designed for the professional educator.

We know the challenges teachers and administrators face every day, and we are committed to helping you become a leader within your school system or district.

Apply now
  • 50th Anniversary of Desegregation at Furman
  • Furman University