Department of Sociology

Special Programs 


The Faces of Manhood Program is a Ford Foundation funded initiative with a mission to produce academically superior, morally conscious leaders, for stimulating dialogue and increasing literacy about masculinities, sex, sexuality, sexual expression, and healthy relationships in the context of the world gender order of the 21st century. We seek to better understand the institution’s role in providing the best educational experience that models the ideals of the College to create the “World of Our Dreams.”

Contact: Dr. Michael Hodge at



The SouthEastern Undergraduate Sociology Symposium (SEUSS) provides an opportunity for students to present their original research papers in a professional atmosphere. Preparing and presenting a paper is a great learning experience, which enhances both research and public speaking skills. Such skills, along with networking with other young scholars, boosts professionalization and pathways to graduate school, law school, public health, and future careers. Learn more by clicking here.

Contact: Dr. Adria Welcher at



In the spring of 1944, Walter R. Chivers instituted a lecture series devoted to issues concerning the African American family. He was concerned about the marriage rates in the Black community and out of wedlock child bearing. Dr. Chivers was an early advocate of family planning. Following in this tradition, Dr. Anna Harvin Grant extended the Family Institute into the community by having area high school students attend the spring lectures. The Family Institute continues in the tradition of Drs. Chivers and Grant by addressing issues surrounding the Black family and community by convening the longest, continuously running social science conference in the U.S. To learn more click here.

Contact: Dr. Adria Welcher at



The Morehouse Pan-African Global Experience (MPAGE) is a study abroad program that offers students the opportunity to cross borders throughout Africa and the International African Diaspora.  The Steve Biko Cultural Institute (ICSB) in Brazil is the host institution for MPAGE Bahia 2015. Bahia 2015 combines classroom studies with civic engagement for team building activities between U.S. and Brazilian students collaborating across cultures, languages, and disciplines while exploring the cultures and communities of Bahia, Brazil. The 3-week program will include home stays, excursions, lectures, workshops and service learning and enrichment activities. This immersion experience will include home stay with Brazilian families, Brazilian guest lecturers for seminars and workshops; supervised civic engagement and service learning projects; participation in holiday and commemorative events; and cultural enrichment tours including day and weekend trips to historic sites, museums, theaters, markets, and churches. 


ALPHA KAPPA DELTA - THE SOCIOLOGY HONOR SOCIETY (AKD)                                        

Alpha Kappa Delta (AKD), the international sociology honor society, was begun in 1920. The chapter at Morehouse (Xi of Georgia) is one of 437 worldwide chapters of AKD.   Morehouse and Spelman students ranking in the top 35% of their graduating class are generally eligible and are invited to join in the spring of each academic year.  To become a member of AKD, a student has to be at least a junior and have accumulated the equivalent of an overall grade point average of 3.0 or a ‘B’ average in sociology, with at least 12 hours of sociology course-work.  Student scholarship in Alpha Kappa Delta is recognized in several ways.  The Society sponsors student travel to regional meetings, annual student paper contests, and scholarships. In addition, by funding research symposia and honoraria for guest speakers, the Society supports chapter activities which further education. 

Contact: Dr. Derrick M. Bryan at



MSA is the official sociology club at Morehouse College. Its aims are to enhance social culture among the students at Morehouse College through various campus wide (AUCenter-wide) activities of sociological importance.   As a major or minor in sociology (or with allied interests), you are invited to participate in this service sociology club. This is a good opportunity to meet with majors and professors in   other than a classroom setting and to meet others with similar interests. 

The MSA exists for the social, cultural, educational, and liberatory purposes hereby pleaded:

  • utilization of our sociological and social psychological knowledge to transform the world;
  • place the destiny of human beings in our own hands; to induct take under our wing willing freshman and sophomore Sociology majors and minors;
  • to prepare junior and senior Sociology majors and minors for the post undergraduate world;
  • and promote a network though which people can organize and bond through common values, common work, and common goals.

MSA  is your local civil rights activist organization. Over the past years, MSA has brought awareness to the AUCenter through its annual celebration to college activism rally. MSA accomplishments also include survey research of the college campus. Members participate in important sociological conferences as the Southern Sociological Society, Mid-South Sociological Association, Georgia Sociological Association, and Southeastern Undergraduate Student Symposium (SEUSS). MSA continues to serve as a forum for the exchange of ideas towards social action.

Contact: Dr. Derrick M. Bryan at