Sociology & Political Science

Sociology Student Organizations

The Department of Sociology and Political Science sponsors two organizations for sociology majors: (1) Alpha Kappa Delta Honor Society and (2) The Sociology and Criminal Justice Club.

Alpha Kappa Delta

The purpose of Alpha Kappa Delta is to seek to acknowledge and promote excellence in the scholarship in the study of sociology, the research of social problems, and such other social and intellectual activities as will lead to improvement in the human condition.

Alpha Kappa Delta is a non-secret, democratic, international society of scholars dedicated to the ideal of Athropon Katamannthanein Diakonesin or “to investigate humanity for the purpose of service.”

Eligibility Requirements

  • Must be an officially declared sociology major or demonstrate a serious interest in sociology within an official program of the host institution
    • Sociology minors are eligible
    • Other majors are eligible so long as they have taken at least four SOC classes and meet all other requirements
  • Must be at least a junior (third year) by standards of the host institution
  • Shall rank in the top 35% of their graduating class in general scholarship
    • If class rank is not readily available to a chapter representative, in lieu of class rank, students shall have accumulated the equivalent of an overall grade point average of at least 3.3 by a four point scale where: A=4, B=3, C=2, D=1, F=0
  • Must have maintained the equivalent of a 3.0 GPA in sociology courses taken at the host institution prior to initiation
  • Must have completed at least four courses in sociology (the equivalent of 12 semester hours) prior to initiation

Sociology & Criminal Justice Club

The Sociology and Criminal Justice Club exists to further the academic and career development of any student, that also includes just getting together and having a good time on occasion. We sponsor social activities, guest speakers, field trips, conference trips and much, much more. We also provide a forum in which students can exchange information on courses, job prospects, and the like. To join, contact one of the officers or the faculty advisor ($5 annual fee). 

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Haynes

Addiction and Recovery Awareness at TN Tech

Project - TN: Save A Life Accidental Opioid Overdose has been declared a National Health Emergency! Are you or someone you care about at risk for accidental Opioid/Opiate overdose? Anyone can be at risk for accidental overdose if they take prescribed opioid medication for a medical condition or use illicit drugs. We can help you understand the risk, how to lower that risk, and how to respond to an accidental opioid overdose. The new student organization, Addiction and Recovery Awareness at TN Tech, will be hosting a training designed for people at risk, their families, and any community members interested in helping save lives. All attendees will receive Opioid Overdose Reversal training and an Opioid Overdose Reversal kit that contains the potential life-saving nasal spray naloxone. There is no cost to the participant, and trainings will be held regularly.

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Lachelle Norris

Tennessee Tech Addiction Prevention and Support Coalition 

The Tennessee Tech Addiction Prevention and Support Coalition is a campus-wide network of students, faculty, and staff who are working together to reduce substance abuse among Tennessee Tech students and within the Putnam County community.

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Steven Seiler

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