Student Organizations in Criminal Justice

The department has two organizations for students wanting to meet others with similar interests, interact with practitioners and distinguished leaders, visit agencies, attend conferences and symposia, or join the national honor society.


Alpha Phi Sigma, National Criminal Justice Honor Society

We encourage students to become a member of Alpha Phi Sigma, National Criminal Justice Honor Society. At ECU’s Omega Alpha chapter we value academic excellence and give our students the recognition they deserve.  Criminal justice major undergraduate or graduate students, who meet the national standards, are invited to join the most prestigious criminal justice honorary society in the country.

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Dr. Scott Walfield at or 252-737-15 58 (Rivers 241)
Chad Jordan at or 252-737-2223 (Rivers 244)

Criminal Justice Student Organization

This organization is open to all criminal justice students and its members participate in community and campus activities including sponsoring criminal justice-related events and volunteering in neighborhoods to enhance public safety and wellness.

Chad Jordan at or 252-737-2223 (Rivers 244)
Ryan Cox at or 252-737-5417 (Rivers 261)


Student Membership in National or Regional Criminal Justice Associations

Students are encouraged to join national and regional criminal justice associations to learn more about developments in the criminal justice field, network with students and academics from other educational institutions, and find out about career opportunities. The organizations listed below offer student memberships.

Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences

American Society of Criminology

Southern Criminal Justice Association

North Carolina Criminal Justice Association