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Alpha Phi Sigma

Criminal Justice

Admitted to ACHS: 1981

Founded at Washington State University 1942

No of Active Chapters: 365

Total Membership: 107701

Annual/current Membership: 5526

Publications: The Docket

PURPOSE: The purpose of Alpha Phi Sigma is to recognize and promote high scholarship among students actively engaged in collegiate preparation for professional services; to keep abreast of the advances in scientific research; to elevate the ethical standards of the Criminal Justice professions; and to establish in the public mind the benefit and necessity of education.

ELIGIBILITY: Undergraduate students must have declared a major, minor, or equivalent in criminal justice or related fields, must rank in the upper 35% of their class, have completed three full-time semesters or equivalent, have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.2 on a 4.0 scale with a minimum grade point average of 3.2 in courses in the criminal justice or related fields. A minimum of four courses shall be in the criminal justice, law* or related fields. Graduate students shall be enrolled in a graduate program in the criminal justice field, have completed 12 semester hours of graduate work or equivalent, have a minimum grade point average of 3.4 on a 4.0 scale, with a minimum grade point average of 3.4 in the courses in the criminal justice field. *Law students enrolled in law school must have completed one academic year, with a minimum grade point average of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale.

MAJOR ACTIVITIES: Annual National Conference. Various scholarships are awarded based upon academic achievement, leadership, and service.

OFFICIAL CONTACT: Dr. Regina Shearn, Ph.D, National Executive Director, Alpha Phi Sigma, Nova Southeastern University, 3301 College Ave., Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33314

Tel: (954) 262-7004  Fax: (954) 262-3646

Email: [email protected]  

Updated: 1/9/2015