Student Organizations

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Sociology, Social Work & Criminal Justice Club

The purpose of the ESU Sociology, Social Work & Criminal Justice Club is to stimulate interest in the three fields by:

  • Maintaining awareness in current events.
  • Providing employment information as well as graduate degree programs in the field of Sociology, Social Work and Criminal Justice.

The Sociology, Social Work & Criminal Justice Club strives to make students aware of varying types of funding for Sociology, Social Work and Criminal Justice majors. in addition, the club organizes activities of interest to the members which include speakers, films, field trips and social programs.

Although all officers of The Sociology, Social Work & Criminal Justice Club must be majors in the three programs, the club is open to and welcomes any undergraduate or graduate student at ESU regardless of the academic discipline.

The dues are $1 per semester and students have the opportunity to be involved in event planning, research, outreach and leadership. The current faculty advisor for the club is Dr. Marianne Cutler.

Sociology Honor Society – Alpha Kappa Delta International (AKD)

Alpha Kappa Delta was founded in 1920 at the University of Southern California by Sociologist Dr. Emory S. Bogardus. Its primary purpose is the stimulation of scholarship and the promotion of the scientific study of society.

Bogardus's early efforts paved the way for what has become an international organization dedicated to promoting, facilitating, and recognizing academic scholarship in the field of sociology.

More than 490 chapters of Alpha Kappa Delta have been chartered in the United States, Canada, China, Finland, the Philippines, Taiwan, and Singapore.

The ESU chapter of Alpha Kappa Delta was re–established in 2006, after decades of dormancy. Juniors and seniors who rank in the top 35% of their class in general scholarship and who achieve an overall QPA of 3.3 and a QPA of 3.3 in their sociology major courses are eligible for induction.

The current faculty advisor is Dr. Marianne Cutler.

Sociodrama Ensemble

Sociodrama is a tool for exploring social problems/concerns through dramatic presentation. Students involved in the sociodrama ensemble choose a topic or theme, and develop a presentation typically involving short vignettes.

The vignettes are acted before various audiences who are invited by the sociodrama facilitator to question and interact with the student actors. Students who are involved in this program are trained to perform socio-educational programs using sociodrama as the medium.

Topics of presentations have included hate crimes, drug and alcohol use/abuse, rape awareness/prevention, and relationship violence.