Clubs & Organizations


The Sociological & Criminological Student Association is an organization of Sociology and Criminology and Justice Studies undergraduate students, and Sociology graduate students, who work together to plan events and projects that relate to social inequality and justice. The club provides opportunities to network, discuss, and organize around issues that relate to issues like race, class, gender, sexuality, the environment, the prison industrial complex, and policies that relate to social inequality and justice. It also allows opportunities for the students to work together, and get to know each other as well as faculty, in a more informal atmosphere.

  • Get involved: Contact Caglar Dolek, Faculty Advisor
  • Stay connected: @hsucrimsoc

Alpha Kappa Delta Sociology Honor Society

Alpha Kappa Delta (AKD) is an International Sociology Honor Society that welcomes members across academic programs that are “sociological in nature.” Humboldt Cannabis Studies and CJS majors are encouraged to join!

Membership Benefits: One-time membership fee and honor cords (subsidized by Department) Travel funding, competition eligibility, civil service pay increase, leadership opportunities, and more.

Eligibility: 3.0/3.3 GPA (major/overall undergraduates), completed 12 units in major/60 overall;  3.0 GPA & one semester completed (graduate students)

Note for Graduating Senior Applicants: To receive your honor cords on time for graduation ceremonies, we have set application deadlines of November 1 (December graduates) and March 1 (May graduates). 

American Sociologicial Association

American Sociological Association (ASA) is“the national organization for sociologists...the Association aims to articulate policy and implement programs likely to have the broadest possible impact for sociology now and in the future.”

  • Six month membership for Graduate student access to TRAILS, “an online peer reviewed library of high quality teaching resources.”

Association for Applied & Clinical Sociology

Association for Applied & Clinical Sociology (AACS) is " the premier organization for practicing sociologist and other applied and clinical social science professionals in academia, the not-profit sector industry, government and private practice." 

American Studies Association

American Studies Association “promotes the development and dissemination of interdisciplinary research on U.S. culture and history in a global context. Its purpose is to support scholars and scholarship committed to original research, critical thinking, and public dialogue.”

  • Membership for up to 10 graduate or undergraduate students (annually January - December). If you are interested please ask your advisor for information on how to participate. Members “enjoy the benefits of an individual ASA membership online, including opportunity to submit proposal to annual meeting.”

National Women's Studies Association

National Women's Studies Association (NWSA) “has as one of its primary objectives promoting and supporting the production and dissemination of knowledge about women and gender through teaching, learning, research and service in academic and other settings.”

  • Annual membership for up to three students. If you are interested please ask your advisor for information on how to participate.

Northern California Association of Nonprofits

Northern California Association of Nonprofits (NorCAN) is "a regional network of organizations and leaders connected in our dedication to strengthening our communities.”