Department of Sociology : Student Organizations

Students and Teacher

Distinction in academic achievement makes students eligible for membership in the Sociology Club, the International Sociology Honor Society (Alpha Kappa Delta), Alpha Phi Sigma, and other academic honors programs, including the Minority Opportunities through School Transformation (MOST) Program and the Career Opportunities in Research Program (COR).

The Sociology Club

The Sociology club is designed to facilitate an environment for academic and professional development and for community involvement. The student club serves as a vehicle to:

  • Current information in the field
  • Forums
  • Sponsored student activities
  • Fullfilment of the departmental mission to support activities which reflect a commitment to the community

Alpha Kappa Delta (AKD)Membership in AKD is a prestigious honor for sociology students. The goal and purpose of AKD is to:

  • Promote the study of social issues
  • Servemankind through community involvement
  • Enhance academic and professional development
  • Provide an extracurricular outlet for students interested in the study of sociology

Alpha Phi Sigma

Alpha Phi Sigma is the only National Criminal Justice Honor Society for students interested in criminal justice and criminology. The Gamma Tau Chapter of Alpha Phi Sigma at Hampton University recognizes the academic excellence of undergraduate students of:

  • Criminal justice
  • Criminology
  • Law

Minority Opportunities through School Transformation (MOST)

The American Sociological Association, through the Ford Foundation, selected Hampton University as one of the sites for the MOST Program. Students selected to participate in the MOST Program attended a summer institute at a major research institution.

Career Opportunities in Research (COR)

The goal of the National Institute of Mental Health COR Program is to strengthen research experiences in scientific disciplines related to mental health. Each year, honor students in psychology and sociology receive rigorous and challenging research experiences at Hampton University and other satellite research universities to prepare them for research careers in mental health.

Contact Dr Zina McGee, Director of Behavioral Sciences in Phoenix Hall or Sociology Office (246 MLK) to find out if you are eligible for the Career Opportunities in Research Program (COR) funded by the National Institute of Mental Health. The research program is available right on the campus of Hampton University!



Scholarships are also awarded to qualifying students through the University Scholarship Program. These include:

  • Presidential Scholarships
  • Ronald E. McNair Scholarships
  • Departmental Scholarships
  • Military Scholarships

Student Recognitions

Lauren K. Miles and Althea Simone Churchman, both Junior Sociology majors had the opportunity to study abroad (Spain) during the Fall 2009 semester.

For further information on these events and others, please contact the president of the Sociology Club: Candice Robinson: