Clubs/Societies

Sociology/Anthropology and Criminology Clubs

All Cortland students who are interested in sociology, criminology and/or anthropology are invited to join the Sociology/Anthropology Club or the Criminology Club, which provides involvement beyond the classroom in both fields. Members organize lectures, debates, films, field trips to various institutions, travel to professional conferences, and informal gatherings between students and faculty. Membership is open to non-majors as well as to students majoring in sociology, criminology, or anthropology. For more information, please contact Stephanie Decker by email.  

Recent Award Recipients

The following awards were sent for 2020 Honors Convocation:

Sophia Hall -- Anthropology Award for Outstanding Academic Achievement

Allan Brown -- Archaeology Award for Outstanding Academic Achievement

Marissa Dovi -- Rozanne M. Brooks Sociology Award for Outstanding Academic Achievement

Shaneya Simmelkjaer -- Criminology Award for Outstanding Academic Achievement

International Honor Society in Sociology
Alpha Kappa Delta

Students who major in sociology, are junior or senior status,  earn an overall average of 3.3 or higher and a 3.0 or higher in at least 12 hours of sociology courses are eligible for election to the New York Nu Chapter of Alpha Kappa Delta, the national sociology honorary society. Normally, invitations to join are sent out in March, and those accepting membership are honored at a luncheon held in May prior to graduation ceremonies.

The purpose of the organization is to encourage and recognize academic excellence in the study and practice of sociology. In some instances, membership brings a small point average bonus on federal civil service tests. The Chapter Representative of the New York Nu Chapter of Alpha Kappa Delta on the Cortland campus is Dr. Herbert Haines.  For more information about Alpha Kappa Delta, visit their website.

Congratulations to our 2020 inductees:  Marissa Dovi, Amber Gratereaux, Hannah Hall, Genesis Minaya, Kailey Merrill, Alyssa Mittermeyer-Parkman, Zachary Nogid, Paul Otto and Jaleesa Ventura.

National Honor Society in Criminology
Alpha Phi Sigma

Students who major in criminology, have completed at least 42 credit hours, earn an overall average of 3.2 or higher and a 3.2 or higher in at least 12 hours of criminology courses, as well as a cumulative grade point average which falls in the upper 35 percent of their class, are eligible for election into Iota Chi Chapter of Alpha Phi Sigma, the national criminal justice honor society. Normally, invitations to join are sent out in March, and those accepting membership are honored at a luncheon held in May prior to graduation ceremonies.

The purpose of the organization is to encourage and recognize academic excellence in the study and practice of criminology. The Chapter Representative of the Iota Chi Chapter of Alpha Phi Sigma on the Cortland campus is Dr. Herbert Haines. For more information about Alpha Kappa Delta, visit their website.

Congratulations to our 2020 inductees:  Alessandra Barilli, Alyssa Berrent, Dalton Carver, Christina Christie, Emeilya Erway, Danielle Jaghab, Stevie Miller Kinzey, Machaila Larsen, Danika Svendsen and Katherine Tenempaguay.

2019 Recipient of the Delmar C. Palm Award for Exemplary Volunteer Service:  Jessica Goon

This award is given to a student majoring in Sociology, Anthropology, Archaeology or Criminology who, like Professor Palm, has made exemplary contributions to the well being of the community.  In selecting the recipient of this award, first priority is given to volunteer work in Cortland County, especially for off-campus agencies and groups.