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Social Justice Scholars (SJS)

The Social Justice Scholarship Program began in 1994 as an avenue through which Loyola University New Orleans could actualize its Jesuit tradition of academic excellence and the pursuit of social justice. Social Justice Scholarships are awarded to students who exhibit a high level of academic promise, as well as a demonstrated commitment to community service and activism. Once in the SJS program, students are required to major or minor in sociology, where they critically analyze social problems and solutions. This classroom study informs the work they are doing in community setting, completing 45 hours of service each semester. In 2003, Ms. Marjorie Fruge endowed a scholarship at Loyola to be used to support social justice efforts and the Social Justice Scholars. Her donation allows a modest amount of money to be added to the scholarships of existing Social Justice Scholars and to extend the program to current Loyola students. This award is merit-based and is used to honor the consistent work of SJS students. Contact Dr. Angel Parham, SJS faculty advisor, for more information at

Alpha Kappa Delta (AKD)

Membership in Alpha Kappa Delta (AKD), the International Sociological Honor Society, is open to Sociology majors who are at least juniors, have taken four or more Sociology courses at the host institution, and have maintained an average of 3.0 or higher in their major and cumulative GPA of 3.3. If you meet these criteria and wish to join, contact Dr. Marcus Kondkar,, for more information.