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Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice


Organizations

Undergraduate and graduate students in the Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice have the option to participate in multiple different student organizations, if you meet the necessary qualifications. 

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. 

Why Join
  • 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.
Undergraduate student eligibility
  • 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 student eligibility
  • 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 student eligibility
  • 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 Ms. Shamauri Jenkins (100D, Currell College).
Officers
  • President: Hannah Klipstein
  • Vice President: Brianna Rogers
  • Secretary: Savanna Taylor
  • Treasurer: Haley Claffy

 
Lambda Alpha Epsilon

The Alpha Sigma Phi Chapter of Lambda Alpha Epsilon, the American Criminal Justice Association.

Officers:

  • President: Caleb McBride
  • Vice-President: Zach Brown 
  • Treasurer: Eric Prince
  • Secretary: Mike Nolan
  • Sgt. at Arms: Corissa Golla



Graduate Student Association

The Criminology and Criminal Justice Graduate Student Association (CCJGSA) is an organization that is designed to provide assistance, activities, and advocacy for graduate students in the Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice. The CCJGSA meets on the first Monday of every month in Currell College Room 205.  Any graduate student in our department is eligible to join the association. Dues of $10 per member are collected at the beginning of each semester. 

Officers: