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Sociology Club

The Sociology Club is designed to bring together undergraduate and graduate students who have an interest in sociology and related fields. The goal of the organization is to increase understanding of various specialty areas in the profession. Anyone is welcome to attend and the dues are minimal. In the past, students in the Sociology Club have raised money that enabled them to attend state and regional professional meetings. Contact Dr. Robert Fernquist or Dr. Musa Ilu for more information.

Alpha Kappa Delta (AKD)

The Sociology Honor Society, Alpha Kappa Delta (AKD) is an organization focused on the professional development of both undergraduate and graduate students interested in academic careers. To be a member, students must be sociology majors or demonstrate a serious interest in sociology, at the junior undergraduate level or beyond, must rank in the top 35% of their class in general scholarship, must have taken at least 4 sociology courses (or a semester at the graduate level) and have a 3.3 GPA in their sociology courses. Contact Dr. Mary Kelly for more information.

Sigma Phi Omega (SPO)

Sigma Phi Omega (SPO), is the National Academic Honor & Professional Society in Gerontology. SPO was established in 1980 to recognize excellence of those who study gerontology/aging and the outstanding service of professionals who work with or on behalf of older persons. The formation of a society provides a much needed link between educators, practitioners, and administrators in various settings where older persons are served. Membership in UCM’s SPO Chapter (Zeta) is open to undergraduate and graduate students who are majoring or minoring in gerontology/aging studies and related fields and are in at least their second term of enrollment. Also, to be eligible for membership in SPO, undergraduates must have a grade point average at least 3.3 on a 4.0 scale, while graduate students must have a grade point average of at least 3.5 on a 4.0 scale. Contact Dr. Theresa Gordon or Dr. Novella Perrin for more information.

Other Useful Sociological Web Sites:

American Sociological Association
Midwest Sociological Society
Missouri Sociological Association
Association for Applied and Clinical Sociology
Alpha Kappa Delta Website