College of Arts and Sciences

Student Opportunities

Bioarchaeologist working with a dental cast.Collections & Facilities

Special collections and facilities include:

  • General Anthropology Lab
  • Bioanthropology Preparation Lab
  • Extensive cast collection that includes both fossil and modern hominids
  • Extensive research collection of Midwest lithics and ceramics.

Our program has also developed regional library resources for forensic anthropology and medical anthropology. In addition, students have access to computer labs and computing resources.

Please contact the program director for more information, or inquire at the Anthropology office in KT G11A.

Sociology Student Association

Sociology is one of the most diverse areas of study. We want to encourage the exploration of this field in its many facets. As a student group we have the power to drive that quest wherever we want to go. This year it might be looking into family violence and what the community can actively do to promote and support established organizations. Next year we could focus on homelessness in rural America. Maybe we decide to go to a Sociology Chapter Conference and see what that is all about. The possibilities are endless for your education and for the Sociology Student Association.

The Sociology Student Association (S.S.A.) is not your typical student organization. As Sociology is a great base for all things, we seek to explore them all. We are in the unique position to support other organizations on campus, based solely on the nature of Sociology. S.S.A. strives to support all students and encourage personal development through the understanding of what Sociology can accomplish. S.S.A. allows you to balance your desires to be an active and contributing member of your community while achieving your academic pursuits.

The Executive Committee is made of the President, Vice-President, and Treasurer. Our goal is to make the organization something you will see as a tool to your educational career.

  • Encourage all students to meet their career goals and objectives
  • Providing support for students in their scholarly endeavors
  • Pledge active student participation in all governance decisions that affect the academic environment of the Sociology Department
  • Provide a forum for the representation of innovative ideas to the benefit of faculty, staff and Sociology undergraduate students
  • Cooperate with other departments, colleges, universities, and/or national organizations to facilitate the obtainment of members’ common goals and objectives
  • Seek out opportunities to educate and raise awareness of the many social issues facing the community and the greater Fort Wayne area

Alpha Kappa Delta

Alpha Kappa Delta was founded as an honors society for sociology majors in 1920. The goal and purpose of Alpha Kappa Delta is "to investigate humanity for the purpose of service." To qualify for membership, a student needs to be a sociology major, have achieved junior or senior standing, and have a 3.0 or higher GPA.

University of Southern California sociologist Dr. Emory S. Bogardus founded Alpha Kappa Delta for the purposes of stimulating scholarship and promoting the scientific study of society. Bogardus’ impetus in establishing this organization was to provide a forum for student and faculty interchange. His endeavor paved the way for what has become an international organization dedicated to promoting, facilitating, and recognizing academic scholarship. As we enter the 21st century, Alpha Kappa Delta is an integral part of many Sociology programs and is proud to acknowledge that in the past eight decades, over 80,000 scholars have been initiated into the Society. More than 490 chapters have been chartered in the United States, Canada, China, Finland, the Philippines, Taiwan, and Singapore.