The Sociology/Criminology club works on various issues related to sociology, criminology and social justice issues. In the Fall, the club sponsors CSI week, which is a week with multiple speakers that relate to the criminology major. In the past, the club has brought to campus the Raleigh Police Department mounted and canine units and a forensic computer expert from the City County Bureau of Identification (CCBI).
Recent service projects include yarn collection for Our Children's Place, an education, service, and advocacy organization that supports children with incarcerated parents. The club worked with the organization to host a panel of advocates, families and criminal justice experts on the effects of incareration on families. The club also participates in our campus-wide sexual assault awareness week, and has organized an anual event called the Diva Dash with Interact, a local women's shelter, to raise awareness about sexual assault. The club is open to all sociology and criminology majors and minors, and any other students interested in these topics.
Alpha Kappa Delta Honor Society
Alpha Kappa Delta is the International Honor Society in sociology. To become a member of Alpha Kappa Delta, a student must:
Meredith College participates in the AKD chapter with N.C. State University. The awards ceremony is often held on N.C. State’s campus, giving students the opportunity to meet other sociology students in the area.
Edwin H. Sutherland Criminology Honor Society
Founded in 2004 at Stonehill College, the Edwin H. Sutherland Criminology Honor Society is the honors society that recognizes the outstanding achievements of criminology majors.
For membership in this honor society, students must have:
*Students double majoring in sociology and criminology are eligible for membership in both societies.