Honor Society


     The International Sociology Honor Society

     Alpha Kappa Delta had its beginnings at the University of Southern California in 1920.  Its purpose is to promote in each of the various chapters an interest in social problems and activities leading to social welfare.

     Alpha Kappa Delta has chapters in forty-two states, the District of Columbia, and Canada.  The international organization publishes the journal Social Inquiry, and each year conducts a research symposium.

     An undergraduate candidate in the College of Arts and Sciences must attain a 3.0 Cumulative Quality Point Index or higher in all course work completed, a 3.0 average or higher in at least eighteen credit hours of sociology, and be in the top 35% of his/her graduating class.

Scranton Chapter Founded 1980

Chapter Representative:
Dr. Loreen Wolfer
Department of Sociology/Criminal Justice


National Criminal Justice Honor Society

       Alpha Phi Sigma was founded in 1942 at Washington State University.  Its purpose is to provide leadership for the criminal justice profession by promoting academic excellence throught the recognition of scholarship, and by assistance in the development of professional and pesonal leadeship among students and practitioners.

     Alpha Phi Sigma is the nationally recognized honor society for students in criminal justice.  The Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences granted Alpha Phi Sigma affiliate status in 1975, and each year both organizations hold their annual conventions concurrently.  In 1981 Alpha Phi Sigma was admitted as an associated member in the Association of College Honor Societies.

     Undergraduate candidates for induction into Alpha Phi Sigma must have a minimum Grade Point Average of 3.2 overall, a minimum GPA of 3.2 in criminal justice courses (at least four), and must have standing in the top 35% of their class.

Epsilon Zeta Chapter
Established in 1982
Chapter Advisor:
James C. Roberts, Ph.D.
Department of Sociology/Criminal Justice