Q: How much is the membership fee?
A: The membership fee is $45.00. When you are initiated you become a lifetime member of Alpha Kappa Delta, but to remain an active member and receive an annual SI subscription, you must pay an additional $45 annually by filling out our Active Membership Renewal Form. This located at the bottom of our webpage under ‘Attachments’.
Q: Is there an annual fee for our Alpha Kappa Delta chapter?
A: No, there is no annual fee to have an AKD chapter. There is a charter application fee of $30.00 which is non-refundable. The one yearly fee associated with AKD is the $45.00 Active Membership Renewal fee for the chapter representative. All chapter representatives must remain active to keep an active chapter. An Active Membership Renewal form is located at the bottom of this page under ‘Attachments’.
Membership forms are available under the forms tab as well as on the AKD board directly past the Sociology main office. Applications should be filled out and turned into the AKD mailbox in the main office. Once eligibility is confirmed our treasure will contact applicant to arrange membership fee payment and take orders for other items such as tassels.
Q: How does one become an AKD member?
A: Please review the membership requirements on our website here to see if you qualify. Please note that membership can only be obtained through a chapter. You will need to contact the chapter representative at your institution for more information. Let us know if you need this information.
Q: I am a student. I filled out the membership application on your website and meet all the requirements for eligibility. Now what?
A: This application should not be sent to our office. It will not grant you membership into our organization. You will need to contact the chapter representative at your institution for more information. Let us know if you need this information.
Q: How do I order new members and/or membership certificates?
A: Please click here. Fill out the AKD Order Form (electronically) under the new members section. Include any merchandise or renewal orders. Please be sure to download and include the list of initiates with the initiation date. We cannot process your order without this form.
Q: How long will it take to receive my membership certificates?
A: A contact printer mails membership certificates directly to chapter representatives. Allow four weeks for delivery. Processing and delivery times may be longer during the months of April, May, and June. Please do not contact the Printing Company. Please plan accordingly and allow sufficient time to ensure certificate arrival prior to your initiation date.
Q: What if my name was misspelled on my membership certificate?
A: You can find a Replacement Document Form by clicking here. Please fill out this form and send with payment if necessary to our address.
Q: We received our merchandise, but did not receive the membership certificates? When can we expect to receive them?
A: The AKD Office does not send out the membership certificates. A contact printer mails membership certificates directly to chapter representatives. Allow four weeks for delivery. Processing and delivery times may be longer during the months of April, May, and June. Please do not contact the Printing Company. Please plan accordingly and allow sufficient time to ensure certificate arrival prior to your initiation date.
Q: I am a chapter representative. How come I need to renew my membership each year?
A: Individuals serving as an AKD Chapter Representative and on the AKD Council must renew their AKD membership on an annual basis per Article VIII, section 3 of the Constitution: “Chapter Representatives. Each Chapter of this Society shall have at least one Chapter Representative who shall be both a faculty member of the host academic institution and a Voting Member of this society.”
Q: Do you take credit cards?
A: We are unable to accept credit cards at this time as we do not have the equipment to do so. We do accept institutional checks, checks cut from chapter’s bank accounts, and money orders. If you cannot arrange one of these options, a single check cut from the faculty chapter representative’s personal account can be accepted. Please do not send cash.
Q: Why have I not received my Sociological Inquiry yet?
A: This could be due to a few reasons:
•Journals are sent out quarterly. You will not receive your journal as soon as you become a member, rather during the cover months of the journal
•You may not be activated to receive your free year of Sociological Inquiry. You must fill out an Activation Form to receive your free year of SI
•To keep receiving SI, you must be an active member. To stay an active member, please fill out the Renewal Form and attach payment.
◦Note: These two forms can be found on the bottom of this webpage under ‘Attachments’.