Skip to main content
A group photo of the SOA student cohort.

Student Life

Registered Student Organizations (RSOs)

There are many ways for students in the Sociology and Anthropology Department to get involved while also building their resumés. They can join Professional or Student Organizations, obtain Internships, participate in the University Research Symposium, or Volunteer.

The Sociology and Anthropology Department is associated with three Registered Student Organizations: the Sociology Club, Alpha Kappa Delta, and the Society of Student Anthropologists.

  • Sociology Club

    We are passionate about the structure and functioning of human society, along with identifying social problems. ISU's Sociology Club welcomes all major’s and minor’s, regardless of your area of study. Not only can you put this on your resume, but you will also be able to create connections with students and faculty on campus!

  • Alpha Kappa Delta (AKD)

    The department is home to a chapter of Alpha Kappa Delta, the international sociology honor society. Alpha Kappa Delta is open to both undergraduate and graduate students. To become a member see the AKD Membership Requirements. For more information, contact Dr. Richard Sullivan at

  • Lambda Alpha

    Lambda Alpha is the national collegiate honors society for anthropology. The purpose of the society is to encourage and stimulate scholarship and research in anthropology by recognizing and honoring superior achievement in the discipline among students, faculty and other persons engaged in the study of anthropology. For more information, contact Dr. Liv Stone at

  • Society of Student Anthropologists

    We, the members of the Society of Student Anthropologists, shall enhance anthropological education on campus through an appreciation of diversity, culture, language, and the past in the campus community. Acting as an association representative of anthropology students to the department, we hope to give its members leadership experience and increase communication between students and the faculty and staff of the department.

Department of Sociology and Anthropology Opportunities

A student writes in a notebook.


Take what you learn in the classroom and apply it to a potential career.

Learn more about Internships

SOA Student Ambassadors

Ask questions and get to know our programs from our very own students.

Meet our ambassadors

2023 Student Ambassadors

A student analyzes results out in the field.

Professional Organizations

Stay informed on current anthropological and sociological issues.

View resources

More to Explore