Alpha Phi Sigma: The National Criminal Justice Honor Society

The School of Justice is proud to offer our Bachelor Students with a 3.2 GPA or above, the opportunity to join the prestigious Honor Society – ALPHA PHI SIGMA (the national honor society for Criminal Justice majors).

Student Membership Requirements

Baccalaureate students

Baccalaureate students shall be enrolled at the time of application in the institution represented by the chapter, have declared a major, minor or equivalent in the criminal justice or related field, have completed three full time semesters or its equivalent, have a minimum GPA of 3.2 on a 4.0 scale, with a minimum GPA of 3.2 in courses in criminal justice related fields and rank in the top 35% of their class. A minimum of four courses of the above course work shall be in the criminal justice field.

Masters students

Masters students shall be enrolled at the time of application in a Master’s program in the Criminal Justice field in the institution represented by the chapter; have completed four courses, have a minimum GPA of 3.4 on a 4.0 scale. Up to three undergraduate courses in Criminal Justice may be used to satisfy the four-course requirement. These courses must equate to a 3.4 GPA or higher, and the cumulative undergraduate degree program GPA is a 3.2 or higher. In addition, all Masters level coursework must equate to a 3.4 GPA or higher at the institution in which the student is enrolled.

Doctoral Students

Doctoral Students shall be enrolled at the time of application in a Ph.D. program in the Criminal Justice/ related field in the institution represented by the chapter; have completed four courses, have a minimum GPA of 3.6 on a 4.0 scale. Up to threeMasters courses in Criminal Justice may be used to satisfy the four-course requirement. These courses must equate to a 3.6 GPA or higher, and the cumulativeMaster’s degree program GPA is a 3.4 or higher. In addition, any Ph.D. level coursework must equate to a 3.6 GPA or higher at the institution in which the student is enrolled.

Law School Students

Law School Students must have completed their first academic semester, with a grade point average of 2.5 or higher, on a 4.0 scale.

Application Process:

  • Applications MUST be typed. All fields must be completed, unless listed as “optional.”
  • Completed applications must always be submitted to the chapter advisor or assistant chapter advisor for verification and signature. Applications received without advisor’s approval/signature will not be processed.
  • Chapter advisor shall mail application along with a one-time membership fee of $50.00 payable in the form of money order, cashier's check, chapter check, chapter credit card, or university check. Make all payments payable to Alpha Phi Sigma. NO CASH OR PERSONAL CHECKS ACCEPTED. An additional $10 is to be paid to Alpha Phi Sigma if the student is taking ONLY ONLINE courses.
  • Students taking ONLY ONLINE courses, will have the membership package sent to the address listed on the application. Note: Advisor MUST approve application. A total of $60 ($50 membership + $10 S&H) must accompany the application.

The following application needs to be submitted to the chapter advisor. For more information, please contact the School of Justice and ask to speak with Advisor; Dr. Nancy Alleyne.

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