Our department maintains a chapter of Alpha Kappa Delta-the International Sociology Honors Society. Sociology majors and minors with a minimum GPA of 3.0 are invited for induction into AKD. The UNO chapter is very active, hosting several events during the academic year. The chapter also provides leadership opportunities for sociology students. More information on AKD is available through AKD student and faculty officers.
The Student Anthropological Association (SAA) is open to all UNO students with an interest in Anthropology. The SAA is both a social and academic organization, which meets regularly to talk "anthropology" and enjoy social interaction. The SAA brings speakers on anthropological topics to campus, hosts annual themed lunches (The Paleolithic Picnic and Picnic of the Americas), and works on community projects with an anthropoligical angle - such as our recent participation in building a traditional Plains earthlodge.
The Sociology Club at UNO is open to all sociology majors and minors regardless of GPA. The club provides opportunities for sociology students to interact with one another, discusses issues pertaining to sociology and the Sociology Department, engages in social and academic issues of concern to its members, as well as hosts events of interest to the students. More information on the Sociology Club is available through the club officers.
Write a senior thesis; volunteer to work with a faculty member on some aspect of their research, or in developing your own project. Students can work with full-time faculty members on a variety of topics in these areas or obtain assistance in developing their own areas of interest.
Present that paper that you worked so hard on in your favorite Sociology course at the annual meetings of the Nebraska Undergraduate Sociological Symposium (NUSS) and the Midwest Sociological Society (MSS). Who knows—you could win a prize!