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Department of Criminal Justice & Social Work
Founded in 1942, Alpha Phi Sigma is a national Criminal Justice Honor Society that recognizes academic excellence of Undergraduate and Graduate students of Criminal Justice, as well as Juris Doctorate students. The only Criminal Justice Honor Society that is a certified member of The Association of College Honor Societies, Alpha Phi Sigma is affiliated with The Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences.
To honor and promote academic excellence, community service, educational leadership and unity. The national organization provides programs to help achieve these goals, including national and regional conventions held annually, scholarships, grants and award competitions.
The purpose of Alpha Phi Sigma is to promote excellence in scholarship and performance, and to share knowledge about critical issues regarding crime and criminal and social justice.
Membership in Alpha Phi Sigma is open to students majoring in Criminal Justice, as well as Juris Doctorate students who meet minimum application requirements, and are in good standing with the University.
The Alpha Phi Sigma membership fee is $80. This fee pays a $50 national membership and a $30 local membership. Please contact the faculty advisor at your chapter for more information.
For more information, contact the faculty advisor or visit http://www.alphaphisigma.org/.
Michael Cavanaugh, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Department of Criminal Justice
Department of Criminal Justice
One Main Street C-340 Commerce Building
Houston, TX 77002-1001
Last updated or reviewed on 8/6/14