Criminal Justice
       Alpha Phi Sigma - Omega Alpha Chapter

What is Alpha Phi Sigma?

Alpha Phi Sigma is the nationally recognized honor society for students in the field of criminal justice science ( ).
The society recognizes academic excellence by undergraduate and graduate students of criminal justice as well as students in the
juris doctorate field.


Benefits of Alpha Phi Sigma:

  • Interaction with other students who have similar interests                      
  • Preparation for graduate school
  • National Conference
  • Chance to see speakers (local and national)
  • Educational career opportunities                                                  
  • A feeling of community
  • Networking  opportunities   
  • Graduation regalia
  • Membership is for LIFE                                                                

Membership Requirements:

Undergraduate Students:

  • Declared a major, minor, or equivalent in the criminal justice or related field
  • Have completed three full time semesters or its equivalent.
  • Attain a minimum GPA of 3.2 on a 4.0 scale in their cumulative and criminal justice classes; rank in the top 35% of their class.
  • Complete a minimum of four courses in the criminal justice field.

Graduate Students:

  • Enrolled in a graduate program in criminal justice or related field
  • Have completed four courses
  • Have a minimum GPA of 3.4 on a 4.0 scale or rank in the upper 25% of their class.
  • Three of the four courses, can be counted from undergraduate work if you attained a 3.4 GPA or higher in those classes.

Application Process:

  • Applications MUST be typed. Applications which are handwritten will be returned. All fields must be completed, unless listed
    as “optional”; anticipated graduation date and submitted date cannot be entered on application so please omit.
  • You can access the membership application form by clicking here
  • Provide a one-time $50 membership fee
    • Payment MUST be in form of a money order or cashier’s check – no other forms of payment are accepted by the
      national office
    • Make payment payable to the Alpha Phi Sigma National Headquarters
  • Completed applications must be submitted to the chapter advisor for verification and signature. Return application and
    payment to Rivers 245, to the attention of Dr. Heidi Bonner

For More Information:

Contact Dr. Heidi S. Bonner at or 252-328-4382 (Rivers 240)

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