Alpha Phi Sigma is the National Criminal Justice Honor Society founded in 1942. Alpha Phi Sigma recognizes academic excellence of Undergraduate and Graduate students of Criminal Justice, as well as Juris Doctorate students. The goals of Alpha Phi Sigma are to honor and promote academic excellence, community service, educational leadership and unity (http://www.alphaphisigma.org/). The CCJS faculty advisor for Alpha Phi Sigma is Dr. Laure Brooks.
Membership is open to CCJS majors who have completed at least 40 total credits with at least 12 credits in CCJS courses. Undergraduate Applicants must have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.20 and a minimum CCJS major grade point average of a 3.40.
Applicants must fill out the application, submit an unofficial transcript, and a check (personal is fine) made out to Alpha Phi Sigma for $55.00 ($50 of which goes to the National fee and $5 goes to the local chapter). Students should place the completed application, transcript and check in Dr. Brooks' mailbox inside Lefrak Hall room 2220. Applications are processed once at the beginning of the Fall semester (due: October 1) and once at the beginning of the Spring semester (due: February 16) and it generally takes a few months to get official acceptance. Once a student has been accepted, he or she will receive a certificate and pin. Students are notified of their acceptance via Dr. Brooks.
The application can be found on the Alpha Phi Sigma national website at student membership application. The name of the local chapter is Omega Iota.