Sociology Student Association (SSA)

In the fall of 2006, the Department of Sociology formed the Sociology Student Association (SSA) to promote interest in the study of sociology, sociological research, and other social and intellectual activities. The SSA is affiliated with the national honor society for sociology, Alpha Kappa Delta (AKD), but unlike AKD, the SSA has no GPA or major requirements, nor does it require students to pay a fee to join. Rather, the SSA is open to any and all undergraduate and graduate sociology majors, minors, and those who are simply interested in sociology but are not in the program.

The SSA encourages not only learning about social issues but also actively engaging in related service.  In the past, the SSA has toured a local prison, attended a debate at the law school regarding school desegregation in Louisville, participated in "Take Back the Night" on campus, visited Brooklawn and interacting with the residents, and joined an environmental cleanup day at a local park.

The SSA provides a great opportunity for students to get involved, associate with faculty members in the department - as well as other students, and add membership to their résumé.  (Employers like to see that students were involved in extracurricular activities.)  If you are interested in - or have questions about - SSA, please contact .