Undergraduate and graduate students who are majoring in Criminal Justice Sciences and who have excelled academically are encouraged to become members of the Chi Chapter of Alpha Phi Sigma.
Alpha Phi Sigma is the National Criminal Justice Honor Society. Meetings are held weekly throughout the year. New members are officially inducted into the honor society each spring during the departmental awards ceremony; however, eligible students may join and become involved at any time throughout the year. Drs. Jessie Krienert and Jeff Walsh are the faculty advisors for the organization.
Members of Alpha Phi Sigma also participate in academic activities. Guest speakers are routinely invited to speak at meetings, and members often visit local criminal justice agencies. In the past, the honor society has co-sponsored the Annual CJS Career and Internship Fair as well as several department conferences.
CJS undergraduate students have two options for membership:
1) Students not yet meeting the full requirements for National Membership may alternately join as Local APS Members. The expectation is that students will eventually join the National APS chapter;
2) Students that meet the National Membership criteria may join the National APS chapter at the outset and do not need to join the Local APS chapter. See the applications for Local Membership and National Membership below.
To become a member of Alpha Phi Sigma, simply complete the appropriate membership form above (download to your computer first and save the blank form, then fill it out) and email it to Dr. Krienert or Dr. Walsh.