Two student organizations are active in the department and both are open to sociology majors, minors or simply those with serious interests in sociology.

The Sociology/Social Issues Club is active in bringing in speakers, hosting get-togethers between students and faculty and other events. For more information contact Dr. Nick Bakken at 785-8665 or e-mail:

Alpha Kappa Delta: International Sociological Honors Society
The other organization is the UW-L Chapter Mu (yes. . .that's right. . .Mu) of AKD. This organization is open to sociology majors, minors and those with a serious interest in sociology. Requirements for induction include:

• Junior Standing or above;
• 3.25 G.P.A. Cumulative and in Sociology coursework; and,
• 4 regular Sociology courses completed.

Each year new members are inducted in a spring ceremony that includes guest speakers from around the city, state and nation. Below is a list of recent speakers. For more information, contact Dr. Tim Gongaware at 785-6772.

  • 2000: Dr. Al Gedicks, UW-L, La Crosse, WI
  • 2001: Dr. Bill Zollweg, UW-L, La Crosse, WI
  • 2002: Dr. Bob Bendikson, UW-L, La Crosse, WI
  • 2003: Professor Ward Churchill, University of Colorado, Boulder, CO
  • 2004: Judge John Perlich, La Crosse, WI
  • 2005: Mr. Resmaa Menakem, Tubman Family Alliance, Minneapolis, MN
  • 2006: Dr. Bud Hammes, Gunderson Lutheran, La Crosse, WI
  • 2007: Erin Behlen, Options Clinic, La Crosse, WI
  • 2008: Guy Wolf, UW-L Multicultural Student Services, La Crosse, WI

    Pictures from the 2006 Ceremony: Bud Hammes Guest Speaker

    2006 Initiates
    Bud Hammes

Pictures from 2005 Ceremony: Resmaa Menakem

Resma Menakem


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