American Sociological Association

Honors Program

The Honors Program provides undergraduate sociology students a rich introduction to the professional life of the discipline. Once admitted, these exceptional students come together for four days and experience all facets of the ASA Annual Meeting.

By participating, Honors Program students develop long-lasting networks with other sociologists while their sponsoring departments get to “showcase” their most outstanding majors. 

At the 2020 ASA Annual Meeting in San Francisco, Honors Program students will:

  • Present in an Honors Program roundtable paper session and participate in Honors Program workshops on careers and graduate school; 
  • Take part in regular sessions and special events including the Welcoming Party and Awards Ceremony/Presidential Address; and
  • Learn more about the ASA’s programs, initiatives, resources, special interest sections, elected leadership, and governance arms

Participation in the Honors Program requires nomination by a sociology faculty member at your college or university. Your completed application, including the faculty nomination letter, should be submitted online by February 18.

2020 APPLICATION: The application link is available here. Please note that if this is your first time in the log-in portal, you will first have to create a profile. Once you do, you will see the Honors Program as one of the application options.

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The Honors Program is proud of its partnership with Alpha Kappa Delta (AKD), the International Sociology Honor Society. The three winners of the AKD Undergraduate Student Paper Competition are automatically eligible to be part of the Honors Program.

For more information on the AKD Undergraduate Student Paper Competition and other opportunities offered by AKD, visit

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