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College of Arts & Sciences
The Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice

Alpha Phi Sigma

Alpha Phi Sigma is the national honor society for criminal justice. The society recognizes scholastic excellence by undergraduate and graduate students in the criminal justice sciences. The goals of Alpha Phi Sigma are to honor and promote academic excellence, community service, educational leadership, and unity.

Faculty Advisor

Dr. Christi Metcalfe
(803) 777-6532


President: Hannah Klipstein
Vice President: Brianna Rogers
Secretary: Savanna Taylor
Treasurer: Haley Claffy

National Headquarters Website

Membership Eligibility

Undergraduate students

  • Criminal justice major or minor
  • 3 completed full time semesters
  • 4 completed CJ/Criminology courses
  • Cumulative and criminal justice GPA of a 3.2 or higher (on a 4.0 scale)
  • $50 one-time membership fee
  • $5 one-time chapter fee

Graduate students

  • Enrolled in a graduate program in criminal justice
  • 4 courses completed
  • GPA of 3.4 or higher (on a 4.0 scale)
  • $50 one-time membership fee
  • $5 one-time chapter fee

Law students

  • First academic year of law school completed
  • GPA of 2.5 or higher (on a 4.0 scale)
  • $50 one-time membership fee
  • $5 one-time chapter fee

 Application Process

  1. Fill out the application form.
  2. Write a check for $55 to Alpha Phi Sigma.
  3. Submit application to Dr. Metcalfe (110, Currell College), Ms. Armstrong (105, Currell College), or Mrs. Carmen Davis (100D, Currell College).

 Why join Alpha Phi Sigma?

  • Recognition of achievement
  • Springboard for professional growth: builds resume and promotes networking, research, collaboration with other APS members, as well as professionals working in the criminal justice field
  • Participation in community and university service projects
  • Membership in APS meets one of the requirements for entrance at the GS-7 level in the US Federal Service
  • Source for job information
  • Invitation to national and regional conferences
  • Opportunities to win scholarships, grants, and awards
  • Membership certificate, lapel pin, honor stole, honor medallion, honor cords, etc.

How do I order graduation honor cords, stoles, and medallions?

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