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 at stephani.decker@cortland.edu.  

Recent Award Recipients

The following awards were presented at the 2017 Honors Convocation held on Saturday, April 27, 2017:

Lindsey Bartlett -- Anthropology Award for Outstanding Academic Achievement

Chelsea Spier -- Rozanne M. Brooks Sociology Award for Outstanding Academic Achievement

Megan Poole -- 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. William Skipper.  For more information about Alpha Kappa Delta, visit http://sites.google.com/site/alphakappadeltainternational/.

Congratulations to our 2017 inductees:  Olivia Agostinello, Ellen Beckwith, Hunter Berndt, Christy Dunn, Danielle Gomez, Alicia Isaacson, Brittney Murphy and Sarah Van Gorden.

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. William Skipper. For more information about Alpha Kappa Delta, visit http://www.alphaphisigma.org/.

Congratulations to our 2017 inductees:  Jay Bucklin, Erica Cantelmi, Mackenzie Ehrling, Eryn Griep, Christopher Matiatos, Erica Miller, John Santarelli, Troy Scales, Nichole Scholl, Allyson Swancott, Tucker Uhrovcik and Emily Watson.

2017 Recipient of the Delmar C. Palm Award for Exemplary Volunteer Service:  Jose Benitez

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.

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