2022 Membership Drives*
Fall 2022 Membership Drive: September 6, 2022 - September 30, 2022
*Students prospects eligible to join Alpha Phi Sigma will receive an official invitation. Eligible students not contacted via invitation 10 days after the first date of the membership drive, may apply at that time. All other types of memberships are welcome to apply year-round.
Dear Criminal Justice Student,
Alpha Phi Sigma is the national honor society formed to recognize academic excellence of undergraduate and graduate students of criminal justice. The goals of Alpha Phi Sigma are to honor and promote academic excellence, community service, educational leadership, and unity. Alpha Phi Sigma is the only criminal justice honor society which is a certified member of the Association of College Honor Societies and affiliated with the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences.
There is an induction fee of $80.00 which includes National and Chapter membership into Alpha Phi Sigma. If you wish to purchase Alpha Phi Sigma honor regalia, you may do so through the chapter advisor.
Student Membership Requirements and Application
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 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 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 three Masters 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 cumulative Master’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 must have completed their first academic semester, with a grade point average of 2.5 or higher, on a 4.0 scale.
• 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.
• Pay the $80 chapter fee (automatically directed to payment site after submitting application)