Alpha Kappa Delta

The International Sociology Honor Society was established in 1920 at the University of Southern California. In the spring of 1978, ten charter members were initiated into the Roanoke College chapter, the Eta Chapter of Virginia. Since then students have been tapped for membership each year.

Anthropon (humankind)
Katamanthanein (to investigate thoroughly)
Diakonesein (for the purpose of service)

Eligibility Requirements:
1. Must be an officially declared sociology major or minor
2. Must be at least a junior
3. Must have a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.0
4. Must have a grade point average in sociology of at least 3.0
5. Must have completed at lease four courses in sociology (at least three completed at Roanoke College)
6. Must reflect the highest standards of integrity

American Sociological Association Honors Program

Attendance and participation at the annual meeting of the American Sociological Association (several days of activities for all undergraduate and graduate students; meeting is held in August). Students selected in competitive process. Applicants must have junior or senior standing, have a 3.5 grade point average in sociology and overall, submit a short essay, and be nominated by a faculty member. Entry: March 15.

Culture Shock

Culture Shock is an organization with a vision of fostering quality cultural experiences among the students and faculty at Roanoke College. By planning events, hosting lectures and watching films, Culture Shock allows students to step out of their comfort zones and gain a better understanding of social structures and cultures. This understanding helps to enhance the sense of community that is unique to the Roanoke student's college experience. Students in a variety of campus and local organizations, with ties to various cultures contribute greatly to the success of the club. For more information on joining in club activities and events, please see the Culture Shock bulletin board in Trout Hall (2nd floor) or contact Dr. Chad Morris, faculty advisor (


Daniel is determined to make a difference

Daniel is determined to make a difference

When she was younger, all Erica Daniel '09 wanted to be was a doctor. Now, she credits her close relationships with her Roanoke professors for a more detailed and suited career in international public health, focusing on maternal and child health policy.

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