Monday, September 12, 2016

Join Alpha Phi Sigma: First Meeting on Sept 12

Image result for alpha phi sigmaThe first meeting of Alpha Phi Sigma (APS) will be held on Monday, September 12, 2016 from 1:00 PM -1:50 PM in LeFrak Hall, room 1222.  Current and interested members should try to attend.  A new Board of Officers (President, Vice President, Secretary) will be elected and activities will be planned.  In order to run for an officer position, students must already be  a member of APS.  Those students interested in running for office should prepare a very brief presentation about themselves.  If you cannot attend but would like to "run" for an office, you can email Dr. Brooks ( a short blurb about yourself that will read to the group.

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 (  The CCJS faculty advisor for Alpha Phi Sigma is Dr. Laure Brooks.

Membership Requirements:

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. 

To Apply:
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 the CCJS main office, located in 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, under the applications page.  The name of the local chapter is Omega Iota.