Societies

Sociology Society: The Sociology Society is open to any BYU-Idaho student who is interested in Sociology.  As a memeber of the society you will have opportunities to socialize with other students and participate in activities designed to help you prepare both academically and professionally.  Interested students can also gain valuable leadership experience as they help organize and manage the society.

Faculty Advisor:  Michael Abel

Criminology Society: The Criminology Society is a student organization for students interested in criminology, law, criminal justice, law enforcement, security crime research, and other related fields.  Membership is open to all students interested in these topics.  We typically meet Thursday evenings.  Some of the activities the society has done previously include:

  • Jail/prison excursions
  • K-9 Unit presentation
  • Car Stops (Searches and Seizures)
  • Idaho Armory (Glock Presentation)

Faculty Advisor:  Tiffany Jenson

Alpha Kapp Delta: The Alpha Kappa Delta International Honor Society in Sociology was founded in 1920 in the Sociology Department of the University of Southern California (USC) by Dr. E.S. Bogardus with the goal of "stimulating scholarship and promoting the scientific study of society."  The name, Alpha Kappa Delta, represents the first three letters of three Greek words:  anthropon (mankind), katamanthanein (to investigate thoroughly or to conduct research) and diakonesein (for the purpose of service).  The name, freely intrepreted, signifies social research for the purpose of service. There are more than 600 chapters of the Society throughout the world and more than 97,000 lifetime members.  We hope to include you among the members.

We initiate eligible students into Alpha Kappa Delta twice each academic year:  once in the Winter semester (for those eligible from GPAs achieved during the Fall Track Option) and once in the Spring Semster (for those eligible from GPAs achieved during the Winter Track Option).  This way, each junior or senior student can be considered for membership regardless of which academic track they are on.  Membership is limited to undergraduate junior and senior students in sociology who have maintained a record of high academic achievement, including a 3.7 or higher sociology GPA and a 3.5 or higher overall GPA.

Faculty Advisor:  Clint Elison