The Department of Sociology houses two international honor societies: Alpha Kappa Delta, an international sociology honor society; and Pi Gamma Mu, an international social science honor society. Many of our students are also actively involved in the Sociology Club.
Members of Alpha Kappa Delta, an international sociology honor society, are selected on the basis of superior scholarship and serious interest in sociology. The goal of Alpha Kappa Delta is to promote human welfare through the association of a fellowship group interested in developing scientific knowledge that may be applied to the solution of social problems. The motto of the society is "to study humankind for the purpose of service."
Pi Gamma Mu is a prestigious international honor society in social sciences, affiliated with the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Its primary goal is to recognize good scholarship and promote excellence in social sciences. Pi Gamma Mu has over 170 active chapters with more than 160,000 members in colleges and universities in the United States. Here at Bradley, the Illinois Gamma Chapter of Pi Gamma Mu, housed within the Department of Sociology and Social Work, has an honored history, with more than 900 student, alumni and faculty members.
The department’s Sociology Club provides students with the opportunity for social and academic interaction. Here, through the sharing of common experiences, students can forge close relationships with each other and with faculty. The Sociology Club meets monthly and regularly participates in events both on and off campus. Please contact Dr. Darcy Leach, of the Department of Sociology, for more detailed information about the Sociology Club and its various activities.