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‌Lambda Alpha

Lambda Alpha is the national collegiate honors society for anthropology. The local chapter is open to all students at Drake University. An invitation for membership is extended to students meeting all of the following requirements.

  1. Completion of 12 hours of anthropology courses
  2. Anthropology G.P.A. of 3.0
  3. Cumulative G.P.A. of 3.0

Membership in Lambda Alpha not only marks excellence in the study of anthropology, but it also encourages professional development. Indeed, students who participate in Lambda Alpha have an opportunity to meet others with similar goals and interests, are encouraged to publish their original research in the Lambda Alpha Journal, and are eligible for national scholarships awarded by the honors society to promising students.

Upon acceptance of membership, students pay a lifetime membership fee of $25. Subscriptions to the Lambda Alpha Journal may be purchased for $10. Personal checks should be made payable to Drake University and turned in to the anthropology office along with the completed .

If you have questions concerning membership, contact Professor Daria Trentini, Department Awards Committee.

Alpha Kappa Delta

Alpha Kappa Delta (AKD) is a national honorary society in sociology. Membership in the local chapter of AKD, the Iowa Beta Chapter, is available to students at Drake. Students need not be sociology majors to join this organization but must be classified as juniors or seniors to apply.

Students meeting the following additional requirements are invited to join:

  1. Completion of 15 hours of sociology courses (by end of fall semester)
  2. Sociology G.P.A. of at least 3.0
  3. Overall G.P.A. of at least 3.0 and rank in the top 35% of class

AKD membership recognizes overall academic accomplishment and, particularly, performance in sociology courses. This can be the beginning of a professional commitment to sociology on the part of the student or simply and interest in the field and a commitment to academic accomplishment.

Additionally, members will receive certification of their membership in an honor society (a positive factor when assembling resumes or applying for graduate study) and a one-year subscription to the national society's journal, Sociological Inquiry. Membership applications will be distributed in February through the department.

A $40 membership fee, which covers the cost of their certification and the subscription to the national journal, is required. Personal checks for membership should be made payable to Drake University and delivered with a completed to Naima Nicholson-Lovejoy, 325 Howard Hall. Initiation to AKD will be announced at the College of Arts and Sciences Honors Convocation in the Spring.

If you have any questions concerning membership contact Professor Daria Trentini, Department Awards Committee.

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