There are approximately 150 recognized student organizations at Chapman University! By becoming involved with a club, students meet peers with similar interests, gain knowledge and skills relevant to their academic and career paths, and deepen their connection to their field of study, their community, and their passion. Check out our department's student clubs!
»The Sociology Department Student Clubs
+-The Sociology Club
The Sociology club strives to promote social awareness among Chapman University students as well as the local community.With a preface on Sociology, Anthropology and women's studies will also be included as common topics of discussion. Through field trips, community services projects, guest speakers, and club gatherings, topics of social issues and current events will be analyzed and addressed. Simultaneously, allowing Chapman students to build a bond with other students as well as the communityin which they live.
All students and Faculty of the Chapman community are welcome to attend meetings and events planned by the Sociology club. Contributions of the Sociology club include promoting discussions on social matters that are apparent in our every day lives. These discussions include; discrimination, social justice, family matters (divorce/violence), social impact caused by current economy, etc. A key element in the Sociology club is to form lasting relationships with other students, alumni and faculty.The more students become involved, the more they feel as though Chapman University is truly their school.
Message from the Cabinet
Sociology club was founded fall 2011. In our first semester, we hosted 2 social mixers for sociology students and professors, participated in Chapman Day of Service doing gardening at a local heritage museum, and sponsored a family to provide them with Christmas presents. This semester we are planning more socials, as well as participation in relay for life and day trips. Any students interested in getting involved are welcome to contact:
President - Halee Dams
Vice President - Lauren Gibson
Secretary - Monique Colunga
PR Chair - Carly Loucks
+-Alpha Kappa Delta
International Sociology Honor Society, Alpha Kappa Delta (AKD). Requirements for membership in Alpha Kappa Delta include completion of at least four Sociology courses (one of which must be 300-level or above), a GPA of 3.0 or above within the major and a GPA of 3.3 overall. Students must also have junior or senior standing.
Alpha Kappa Delta Society was founded in 1920 in the Sociology Department of the University of Southern California by Dr. E.S. Bogardus. 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). AKD seeks to acknowledge and promote excellence in scholarship in the study of sociology, the research of social problems, and such other social and intellectual activities as will lead to improvement of the human condition. The Chapman Chapter hopes to continue AKD traditions and objectives with a variety of events throughout the academic year.
Once you join, you become a lifetime member. AKD provides members with a membership certificate, a membership card, and one free year of Sociological Inquiry, the official journal of the Society, AKD newsletter, as well as opportunities to receive funding for student travel to regional sociological meetings and funds research symposia. For more benefits of membership, click on the following link: http://alphakappadelta.org/Benefits_of_Membership.html
Chapman Feminists (ChapFems): This is an organization with a passion for social justice and equality! ANYone who believes EVERYone deserves equal rights regardless of sex, gender, age, sexuality, race, color, disability, religion etc. is a feminist. ChapFems want to set out to prove feminism is a relevant, important movement through events, discussion panels, screenings, and community outreach.