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Alpha Phi Sigma is the only nationally recognized honor society for students in the criminal justice sciences. The society recognizes academic excellence by undergraduates and graduate students, alike. To become a local and national member, a student must contact one of the chapter officers or submit a membership application to a current Alpha Phi Sigma officer or to the current advisor or co-advisor.
Academic requirements for National Induction:
Students must have completed one-third of their total hours required for graduation at his/her institution. Undergraduate students must maintain a minimum of an overall 3.2 GPA on a 4.0 scale, and a 3.2 GPA (4.0 scale) in criminal justice courses at the time of induction. The student must also rank in the top 35% of their classes and have completed a minimum of four courses within the criminal justice curriculum. The Honor Society is open to those with a declared criminal justice major or minor. Graduate students are required to maintain a minimum of a 3.4 GPA in both Criminal Justice courses and overall courses, on a 4.0 scale. Student must have completed a minimum of four courses within the criminal justice curriculum. Law students enrolled in law school, having completed one academic year, with a grade point average of 2.5 or higher on a 4.0 scale.

An application for membership may be found here.

Advantages
•    Membership is documented through a certificate, a lapel pin, a wallet card, honor stole, honor medallion and cord, which gives tangible evidence of membership.
•    The experience gained by working with Alpha Phi Sigma is excellent addition to a resume.
•    Alpha Phi Sigma is a springboard for professional growth. Opportunities are made available to the members for promoting their research, receiving national recognition, meeting and interacting with leaders in the criminal justice field, as well as, Alpha Phi Sigma members of other chapters across the country.
•    The United States Government recognizes membership in Alpha Phi Sigma, as meeting one of the requirements for entrance at the GS-7 level in the Federal service.
•    Participation and recognition in local and national events. Members have the opportunity to take part in local fundraisers and represent the University of Colorado at Denver, as well as, the Criminal Justice field.
Alpha Phi Sigma is well represented in the professional ranks of all areas of the criminal justice field. The membership directories of the national professional associations, such as The Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences (ACJS), The American Society of Criminology (ASC), American Correctional Association (ACA) are studded with the names of Alpha Phi Sigma members, both active and alumni. This is significant example, demonstrating that Alpha Phi Sigma’s purposes are being fulfilled. The networking opportunities made through Alpha Phi Sigma, are valuable throughout the members’ educational and professional careers.
 

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