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Sociology Club
The USA Sociology Club serves as an inclusive organization to exchange ideas and perspectives on sociological issues, draw students into discussion of sociology, and to create an appreciation of the discipline and the insights it can offer.

In order to join the USA Sociology Club, you must be a major, minor, or have an interest in sociology.

If you are interested in joining the USA Sociology Club, or would like more information, contact the group president via e-mail or contact the club's co-advisors:

Club E-mail
Dr. Christopher R. Freed
Humanities Building Room 34
Anthropology Club
The Anthropology Club is a student organization meant to bring together people with interests in archaeology, cultural anthropology, linguistics, and physical anthropology. All USA students are welcome to participate, as are faculty, staff, and other hominids with an interest in Anthropology. We are an officially recognized club with officers, but our meetings are casual and usually involve food, friends, and interesting discussions. We encourage anyone interested to attend. Two discussion topics are repeated annually. The first, early in the fall semester, is Getting In Graduate School, and in the spring semester there is a presentation on Jobs And Internships In Anthropology.

Activities vary from year-to-year and are largely dependent on the interests of club members. In the past we have sponsored visiting lectures by scholars who have discussed a variety of topics ranging from the first settling of the New World to forensic anthropology. We have taken field trips to the "Body Farm" at the University of Tennessee, a pharonic Egypt exhibit at the Birmingham Museum of Art, and the Anthropology Department and Museum at the University of Florida. The Moundville Native American Festival during the first week in October has become an annual trip! Additionally, we have enjoyed numerous social gatherings on and off campus.

We highly recommend that you join our mailing list by contacting the faculty advisor. This is a great way to keep track of what's happening with the club.

If you are interested in joining the USA Anthropology Club, or would like more information, contact the club's advisor, or visit our new Facebook Page:

Dr. Philip Carr
Archaeology Museum


Alpha Kappa Delta (AKD) The Sociology Honor Society - Zeta Chapter

Dr. Christopher R. Freed
Humanities Building Room 34

Membership in AKD is quite an honor for sociology students. The goal and purpose of AKD is reflected in its name, Alpha Kappa Delta, which was created by Dr. Emory S. Bogardus at the University of Southern California in 1920. AKD represents the first three letters of three Greek words:

A: Anthropon (humankind)
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 interested in the study of sociology.

Beginning the society back in 1920 at the University of Southern California while the chair of the department of sociology, Dr. Bogardus proposed to the graduate students that they form a society where the students could become acquainted with each other's research projects and where they could meet informally with the faculty and staff for suggestions and criticisms. Today, with thousands of members in over 440 chapters throughout the world, AKD is truly an international sociological honor society.

Requirements for induction into AKD International Honor Society include:
  • Undergraduate:
    • 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 or third year student.
    • Must have completed 12 semester hours of sociology courses.
    • Must have accumulated the equivalent of an overall grade point average of 3.0.
    • Must have maintained the equivalent of 3.0 grade point average in sociology courses

  • Graduate: The following specific requirements must have been met prior to the time of initiation:
    • Completion of one-half year of graduate study in sociology (i.e. one semester, or two quarters, or the equivalent academic unit) with a graduate grade point of 3.5 or better, and continued matriculation in a program of study leading toward a graduate degree in sociology at the host institution.

Sigma Phi Omega

What is Sigma Phi Omega?

ΣΦΩ is the National Honor Society formed in 1980 to recognize the excellence of those who study gerontology/aging, as well as of the professional aging service personnel. USA has the only active chapter in the state of Alabama.
Sigma Phi Omega
What is the Purpose of Sigma Phi Omega?

ΣΦΩ seeks to promote scholarship, professionalism, friendship, and services to older persons, and to recognize, exemplary attainment in gerontology/aging studies and related fields.

Who is Eligible for Membership in Sigma Phi Omega?

Membership is open to undergraduate and graduate students who are majoring or minoring in gerontology/aging studies and related fields, and who are in at least their second term of enrollment. Undergraduates must have a grade point average of at least 3.3 on a 4.0 scale, and graduate students must have at least a 3.5 GPA to be eligible for membership. Faculty, alumni, professional, and honorary memberships are also available.
How do I Join Sigma Phi Omega?

Prospective members can contact the Sigma Phi Omega Faculty Advisor Dr. Roma Hanks for more information about joining the Society though affiliation with their chapter.
New members receive a certificate with their name and the name of their chapter and university, a lapel pin, a subscription to the Sigma Phi Omega Newsletter, and an invitation to participate in the national meeting and all activities of the Society. Dues for the Society are tax-deductible.

Gerontology Club

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Social Work Student Organization (SWSO)

The Social Work Student Organization was formed in the fall of 2005 to represent social work student interests and organize activities.

The statement of purpose for the SWSO is:

The USA Social Work Student Organization works to support the Social Work program and students. The SWSO provides a mechanism for student input into the Social Work program, offers an opportunity to explore
common interests in Social Work, serves as a resource for students, and participates in community service projects. Anyone with an interest in the profession is encouraged to join the organization. SWSO officers are
elected by the membership from declared Social Work majors.*

National AKD Website
University of South Alabama
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