Alpha Phi Sigma

Omicron Chapter National Criminal Justice Honor Society

Welcome to Alpha Phi Sigma 

Why should YOU join Alpha Phi Sigma?

 

 

  • Recognition of Achievement: The hard work and personal sacrifice that is required to achieve scholastic excellence deserves recognition. Alpha Phi Sigma membership designates an individual as an outstanding student of criminal justice.
  • Special Awards: Each year the national office awards a cash scholarship to one member. Awards are also given to students who compete in the Annual Call for Papers.
  • Annual Convention: A national convention is held each year.  The convention is held in conjunction with the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences (ACJS) and presents a wide range of programs and activities.
  • National Newsletter: Active members receive a biannual national newsletter, which reports on areas of concern to the criminal justice sciences and the society.

Membership Requirements of Alpha Phi Sigma

  • Alpha Phi Sigma is the nationally recognized honor society for students in the criminal justice sciences. To become a member, the student must have completed one-third of their total hours required for graduation and be recommended to National by the chapter advisor.
      • Undergraduate students with a declared criminal justice major or minor, must have a minimum of 3.2 GPA on a 4.0 scale. The student must also have completed a minimum of four courses within the criminal justice curriculum.
      • Graduate students must maintain a minimum of a 3.4 GPA on a 4.0 scale and have completed a minimum of four courses within the criminal justice curriculum.
      • Law students must have completed one academic year with a 2.5 GPA

Recommended Involvement:

  • Attend four (4) activities per semester (which can include Career Fair, Alumni Tailgate, club meetings, field trips, lunch & learn series, etc.).

  • 10 service hours per school year (can include above activities if service oriented and/or HeartWalk, CJ Week, Alumni & CJ Service projects).

    Application Process:

    • $50 one time national membership fee and $10 one time local membership fee. Combine the fees and make one check for $60 payable to "Justice Administration". You will receive a "free t-shirt".
    • To apply, please go to our website: click on the application link below.  Once completed please print out and turn in to Kim Hendricks in the Advising Office, Brigman Hall, Room 205
    • Applications must be received one (1) semester prior to graduation. Deadlines: Fall - October 15, Spring - February 15, Summer - June 15.

    For more information, please contact President Brittney Shaw or Chapter Advisor, Kim Hendricks

    Alpha Phi Sigma Membership Application (Word Format)

    Alpha Phi Sigma Membership Application (PDF)

    Minutes of Sept 3rd Meeting (PDF)

    Upcoming Events(PDF)