About AKM - Questions and Answers

When and where was AKM formed? AKM was founded at Tennessee A & I College (now known as Tennessee State University) in Nashville, Tennessee on November 26, 1937.

What fields of study do AKM cover? AKM is a general scholarship honor society open to junior and senior men and women in all academic areas.

What is the current membership? We have 91,990 members and 67 active chapters.

What are the fees? The induction fee is $60 for undergraduates, and $65 for graduates. The fee covers the cost of the certificate, membership card, and key.  Chapters may add local dues to help fund chapter events and subsidize convention attendance.  The National dues are $15 for alumni and $10 for undergraduates, and this allows full participation in all activities of the Society.  Life membership is $300 and provides the same benefits.

Is AKM an accredited society? AKM is a member of the Association of College Honor Societies. ACHS is the nation's only certifying agency for college and university honor societies.

Is AKM a democratic society? The Society utilizes it Constitution & Bylaws in all actions taken. Amendments to the Constitution may be proposed by any active chapter. The final step in the procedure for such amendments is a two-thirds affirmative vote by the Society while in Convention.

What is the election process for National Officers? A nominating committee of three alumni/faculty members and one student member is appointed by the President in non-convention years. The Committee presents its slate of officers at the business meeting at the National Convention where the voting takes place. Persons nominated must have agreed to serve in order to be included in the ballot. The seated delegate and the members of the Executive Committee are those persons who are eligible to cast ballots. The Executive Secretary-Treasurer and the director of Public Relations are elected by thr Executive Council and serve at its pleasure.

What are the Society's colors? The national and honor cord colors are Royal Blue and White.

Is there a Society publication? Yes. See more information on publications here.

Do you hold a convention? The national convention is held biennially. See details of previous conventions here.

How can I join? See the membership requirements here.

 

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