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Alpha Phi Sigma
The crest of Alpha Phi Sigma.jpeg
FoundedJanuary 1942; 80 years ago (1942-01)
Washington, US
TypeHonor society
EmphasisCriminal Justice
MottoTo Honor and Promote Academic Excellence; Community Service; Educational Leadership and Unity
Colors  Blue and   Gold
SymbolScales of Justice
PublicationThe Docket
HeadquartersPO Box 292405
Davie, FL 33329
WebsiteOfficial website

Alpha Phi Sigma (ΑΦΣ) (Phi is pronounced "fi")[1] is the only Criminal Justice Honor Society accredited by the Association of College Honor Societies. Traditionally a national organization serving United States universities, recent expansion into Canadian universities has distinguished Alpha Phi Sigma as an international honor society. Established in January 1942 at Washington State University, Alpha Phi Sigma recognizes academic excellence of undergraduate and graduate students of criminal justice, as well as those seeking a Juris Doctor degree. Presently, its national headquarters is located at Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. The society's newsletter is called 'The Docket'.[2][3]

Alpha Phi Sigma was admitted into the Association of Collegiate Honor Societies (ACHS) in 1980.[3]

Student Membership Requirements

There are several requirements for becoming a member of Alpha Phi Sigma.

Undergraduate students shall be enrolled at the time of application in the institution represented by the chapter, have declared a major, minor or equivalent in the criminal justice or related field, have completed three full-time semesters or its equivalent, have a minimum GPA of 3.2 on a 4.0 scale, with a minimum GPA of 3.2 in courses in criminal justice related fields and rank in the top 35% of their class. A minimum of four courses of the above course work shall be in the criminal justice field.[3]

Masters students shall be enrolled at the time of application in a Master's program in the Criminal Justice field in the institution represented by the chapter; have completed four courses, have a minimum GPA of 3.4 on a 4.0 scale. Up to three undergraduate courses in Criminal Justice may be used to satisfy the four-course requirement. These courses must equate to a 3.4 GPA or higher, and the cumulative undergraduate degree program GPA is a 3.2 or higher. In addition, all Masters level coursework must equate to a 3.4 GPA or higher at the institution in which the student is enrolled.

Doctoral Students shall be enrolled at the time of application in a Ph.D. program in the Criminal Justice/ related field in the institution represented by the chapter; have completed four courses, have a minimum GPA of 3.6 on a 4.0 scale. Up to three Masters courses in Criminal Justice may be used to satisfy the four-course requirement. These courses must equate to a 3.6 GPA or higher, and the cumulative master's degree program GPA is a 3.4 or higher. In addition, any Ph.D. level coursework must equate to a 3.6 GPA or higher at the institution in which the student is enrolled.

Law School Students must have completed their first academic semester, with a grade point average of 2.5 or higher, on a 4.0 scale.[4]

Individual chapters may apply more stringent standards if they so desire.


School Chapter State
Adelphi University Theta Chi NY
Adrian College Lambda Upsilon MI
Adelphi University Theta Chi NY
Alabama A&M University Pi Delta Delta AL
Albany State University Iota Eta GA
Albertus Magnus College Kappa Beta CT
Alvernia University Gamma Nu PA
American Intercontinental University Iota Lambda GA
American Intercontinental University - Houston Pi Gamma Lambda TX
American Intercontinental University - Schaumburg Phi Sigma GA
American International College Alpha Delta MA
American Military University / Public University Kappa Kappa VA
American University Alpha Gamma DC
Anna Maria College Phi Delta MA
Appalachian State University Omega Phi Delta NC
Argosy University - Denver Pi Tau CO
Arizona State University Alpha Sigma Alpha AZ
Arkansas State University Nu Omega AR
Ashland University Alpha Upsilon OH
Atlanta Metropolitan State College Pi Alpha Omicron GA
Auburn University at Montgomery Beta Delta AL
Augusta University Alpha Beta Alpha GA
Aurora University Pi Rho IL
Austin Peay State University Phi Kappa TN
Azusa Pacific University Pi Gamma Eta CA
Baker College of Flint Pi Gamma Zeta MI
Baker College of Jackson Pi Lambda MI
Ball State University Beta Sigma Upsilon IN
Barton College Beta Alpha Alpha NC
Bay Path University Pi Alpha Beta MA
Benedict College Alpha Epsilon Iota SC
Berkeley College Lambda Alpha Epsilon NJ
Bethany College Theta Pi KS
Bethel University Pi Gamma TN
Bethune-Cookman University Eta Sigma FL
Boise State University Alpha Kappa ID
Boston University Metropolitan College Nu Mu MA
Bowie State University Mu Delta MD
Brevard College Pi Alpha Lambda NC
Briarcliffe College Phi Iota NY
Brigham Young University Upsilon Beta ID
Buena Vista University Lambda Phi IA
Buffalo State College Epsilon Sigma NY
Cabrini College Kappa Sigma PA
Caldwell University Beta Alpha NJ
California Lutheran University Chi Lambda CA
California State University, Bakersfield Zeta Iota CA
California State University, Dominguez Hills Kappa Theta CA
California State University, Fresno Lambda Omega CA
California State University, Fullerton Gamma Rho CA
California State University, Long Beach Epsilon Rho CA
California State University, Los Angeles Mu Tau CA
California State University, Northridge Pi Beta Omicron CA
California State University, Sacramento Lambda Lambda Sigma CA
California State University, San Marcos Mu Xi CA
California University of Pennsylvania Eta Omicron PA
Cameron University Gamma Upsilon OK
Campbell University Beta Upsilon NC
Canisius College Gamma Theta NY
Capella University Iota Omicron AL
Capital University Delta Omicron OH
Carthage College Xi Beta WI
Cazenovia College Lambda Beta NY
Central Connecticut State University Zeta Kappa CT
Central Pennsylvania College Epsilon Epsilon PA
Central Washington University Beta Tau Nu WA
Chaminade University of Honolulu Iota Gamma HI
Charleston Southern University Beta Sigma SC
Chestnut Hill College Nu Epsilon PA
Chicago State University Chi Sigma Upsilon IL
Chowan University Lambda Chi Xi NC
Clark Atlanta University Iota Zeta GA
Clayton State University Mu Pi GA
College of Saint Elizabeth Lambda Pi NJ
Colorado Mesa University Iota Beta CO
Columbia College Delta Iota MO
Columbus State University Omega Kappa GA
Coppin State University Nu Zeta MD
Culver-Stockton College Mu Chi MO
Cumberland University Beta Tau TN
Curry College Lambda Alpha MA
Delta State University Delta Delta MS
DeSales University Kappa Psi NY
Drexel University Eta Iota PA
Drury University Gamma Zeta MO
East Carolina University Omega Alpha NC
East Central University Beta Gamma Gamma OK
East Tennessee State University Alpha Omega TN
Eastern Kentucky University Epsilon KY
Eastern Kentucky University - Corbin Campus Theta Xi KY
Eastern Nazarene College Nu Xi MA
Eastern Washington University Epsilon Xi WA
Edinboro University of Pennsylvania Kappa Omega Rho PA
Elizabeth City State University Chi Rho Omega NC
Elmira College Epsilon Delta Chi NY
Endicott College Beta Pi MA
Fairleigh Dickinson University Pi Alpha Kappa NJ
Fairmont State University Epsilon Iota WV
Faulkner University Alpha Omega Alpha AL
Fayetteville State University Eta Epsilon NC
Ferrum College Lambda Xi VA
Fitchburg State University Xi Gamma MA
Florida Atlantic University Beta Phi FL
Florida International University Sigma Phi Alpha FL
Florida National University Mu Zeta FL
Florida Southern College Nu Phi FL
Framingham State University Nu Kappa MA
Franklin University Nu Pi OH
Gannon University Zeta Phi PA
George Washington University Sigma Kappa DC
Georgia Gwinnett College Nu Alpha GA
Georgia Regents University Alpha Beta Alpha GA
Georgia State University Nu Tau GA
Governors State University Alpha Nu IL
Grambling State University Gamma Beta Lambda LA
Grand Valley State University Alpha Psi MI
Greensboro College Nu Theta NC
Gwynedd-Mercy College Kappa Delta PA
Hampton University Gamma Tau VA
Harris-Stowe State University Phi Gamma MO
High Point University Gamma Xi NC
Hodges University Zeta Xi FL
Holy Family University Zeta Eta PA
Husson University Theta Phi ME
Immaculata University Phi Tau PA
Illinois State University Chi IL
Indian River State College Pi Beta Iota FL
Indiana State University Alpha Omicron IN
Indiana University Bloomington Beta Kappa IN
Indiana University East Zeta Delta IN
Indiana University – Purdue University Indianapolis Sigma Alpha IN
Indiana University Kokomo Iota Upsilon Kappa IN
Indiana University Northwest Alpha Sigma IN
Indiana University of Pennsylvania Alpha Eta PA
Indiana University South Bend Kappa Mu IN
Iona College Lambda Gamma NY
Jackson State University Lambda Epsilon MI
Jacksonville State University Theta Beta Rho AL
John Jay College of Criminal Justice Eta Phi NY
Johnson & Wales University Delta Beta RI
Johnson C. Smith University Iota Upsilon NC
Kaplan University Theta Epsilon IL
Kean University Delta Upsilon NJ
Keiser University Kappa Delta Epsilon FL
Kennesaw State University Kappa Upsilon GA
Kent State University Psi OH
King's College Alpha Lambda Sigma PA
Kutztown University Kappa Alpha PA
La Roche College Delta Xi PA
La Salle University Alpha Iota Nu PA
Lake Superior State University Epsilon Kappa MI
Lamar University Epsilon Upsilon TX
Lasell College Theta Rho MA
Le Moyne College Theta Gamma NY
Liberty University Theta Sigma VA
Limestone College Eta Xi SC
Lindenwood University – Belleville Pi Epsilon IL
Lindsey Wilson College Mu Sigma KY
Livingstone College Zeta Mu NC
Lock Haven University of Pennsylvania Iota Sigma PA
LIU Post Epsilon Beta NY
Longwood University Eta Chi VA
Louisiana State University in Shreveport Lambda Sigma Upsilon LA
Loyola University Chicago Beta Omicron IL
Loyola University New Orleans Zeta Beta LA
Lycoming College Gamma Alpha PA
Lynn University Zeta Rho FL
Mansfield University of Pennsylvania Lambda Zeta PA
Marist College Delta Chi NY
Marshall University Omega Gamma WV
Mary Baldwin College Nu Sigma VA
Mercer University Epsilon Alpha GA
Mercy College Epsilon Eta NY
Mercyhurst College Upsilon PA
Merrimack College Pi Beta MA
Messiah College Mu Phi PA
Methodist University Beta Mu NC
Metropolitan State University of Denver Delta Gamma Xi CO
Miami Dade College Pi Beta Theta FL
Michigan State University Beta MI
Middle Tennessee State University Delta Gamma TN
Midwestern State University Omega TX
Miles College Mu Lambda AL
Minnesota State University, Mankato Alpha Delta Alpha MN
Minnesota State University Moorhead Mu Omega MN
Mississippi State University -Meridian Phi Mu MS
Mississippi Valley State University Zeta Tau MS
Missouri Southern State University Lambda Epsilon MO
Missouri State University Sigma Mu Sigma MO
Mitchell College Zeta Omega CT
Molloy College Zeta Lambda NY
Monmouth University Omega Theta Phi NJ
Monroe College Zeta Pi NY
Montclair State University Iota Phi NJ
Mount Mercy University Epsilon Tau Sigma IA
Mount Olive College Delta Kappa NC
Mount St. Mary's University Theta Psi MD
National Louis University Phi Psi IL
National University Upsilon Gamma CA
New Mexico State University Alpha Chi Alpha NM
New York Institute of Technology Iota Kappa NY
Niagara University Omega Rho NY
Nichols College Phi Alpha MA
Nipissing University Mu Kappa ON, CANADA
Norfolk State University Zeta Psi VA
North Carolina Agricultural & Technical State University Eta Upsilon NC
North Carolina Central University Eta Lambda NC
North Carolina Wesleyan College Alpha Epsilon Omega NC
Northcentral University Iota Pi AZ
Northeastern State University Theta Mu OK
Northeastern University Omega Epsilon MA
Northern Arizona University Delta AZ
Northern Kentucky University Zeta Pi Gamma KY
Norwich University Alpha Nu Omega VT
Notre Dame of Maryland University Eta Kappa MD
Nova Southeastern University Omega Tau FL
Oakland University Pi Zeta MI
Ohio Northern University Lambda Mu OH
Ohio University Delta Mu OH
Oklahoma City University Lambda Nu OK
Old Dominion University Omicron Delta Upsilon VA
Olivet Nazarene University Kappa Gamma IL
Our Lady of the Lake University Delta Epsilon TX
Pace University - Pleasantville Phi Upsilon NY
Penn State Altoona Gamma Eta PA
Penn State Beaver Phi Lambda PA
Pittsburg State University Gamma Pi KS
Plymouth State University Eta Zeta NH
Point Park University Eta Alpha PA
Portland State University Pi Sigma Upsilon OR
Post University Iota Psi CT
Prairie View A & M University Beta Epsilon Nu TX
Purdue University Northwest Nu Chi IN
Quinnipiac University Psi Alpha CT
Radford University Zeta Epsilon VA
Regent University Phi Zeta VA
Roanoke College Eta Omega VA
Roger Williams University Alpha Alpha RI
Roosevelt University Upsilon Alpha IL
Rowan University Epsilon Nu NJ
Rutgers University–Newark Gamma Mu NJ
Sacred Heart University Gamma Omega Delta CT
Saginaw Valley State University Iota Epsilon MI
Saint Joseph's University Theta Kappa PA
Saint Leo University Lambda Theta MC
Saint Leo University-Savannah Center Phi Chi GA
Saint Leo University-South Hampton Roads Phi Eta VA
Saint Peter's University Delta Alpha NJ
Salem State University Eta Eta MA
Salve Regina University Gamma Lambda RI
Sam Houston State University Phi TX
San Diego State University Eta Psi CA
San Jose State University Iota CA
Savannah State University Zeta Eta Nu GA
Seattle University Pi Delta WA
Shippensburg University Pi PA
Slippery Rock University Kappa Iota PA
South Carolina State University Gamma Phi SC
South University - Virginia Beach Pi Alpha Theta VA
Southeast Missouri State University Kappa Phi MO
Southeastern Louisiana University Iota Nu LA
Southern Illinois University Carbondale Alpha Iota IL
Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Zeta Zeta IL
Southern New Hampshire University Nu Iota NH
Southern Oregon University Sigma Omega Upsilon OR
Southern Utah University Beta Lambda UT
St. Ambrose University Xi Alpha FL
St. Edward's University Zeta Chi TX
St. Francis College Iota Mu NY
St. John's University Alpha Epsilon Rho NY
St. Joseph's College Theta Alpha IN
St. Louis University Gamma Beta MO
St. Mary's University Nu Delta TX
St. Thomas Aquinas College Theta Iota NY
State University of New York Morrisville State College Mu Beta NY
State University of New York at Brockport Epsilon Pi NY
State University of New York at Canton Omega Upsilon NY
State University of New York at Cortland Iota Chi NY
State University of New York at Farmingdale Kappa Chi NY
State University of New York at Fredonia Phi Theta NY
State University of New York at Plattsburgh Nu Eta NY
State University of New York at Potsdam Iota Tau NY
Stevenson University Mu Psi MD
Strayer University Mu Epsilon FL
Strayer University - Doral Pi Alpha Iota FL
Strayer University - Manassas Nu Rho VA
Suffolk University Gamma Psi MA
Sullivan University Lambda Delta KY
Tarleton State University Alpha Delta Tau TX
Texas A&M University–Central Texas Omega Lambda TX
Texas A&M International University Nu Psi TX
Texas Christian University Alpha Pi TX
Texas College Mu Upsilon TX
Texas Southern University Mu Eta TX
Texas State University Theta TX
Texas Wesleyan University Pi Eta TX
Texas Woman's University Alpha Epsilon TX
The Citadel Delta Eta SC
The College of New Jersey Delta Phi Sigma NJ
The College of Saint Rose Theta Nu NY
The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey Lambda Tau NJ
The University of Findlay Theta Lambda OH
University of Mississippi Mu Rho MS
The University of Scranton Epsilon Zeta PA
The University of Tennessee at Martin Kappa Epsilon TN
The University of Virginia's College at Wise Pi Iota VA
Thomas University Beta Epsilon GA
Tiffin University Alpha Epsilon Kappa OH
Towson University Theta Delta MD
Trinity University Kappa Zeta DC
Troy University Tau Sigma Upsilon AL
Truman State University Tau MO
University of Alabama at Birmingham Nu AL
University of Alabama Alpha Rho AL
University of Alaska - Anchorage Omega Xi AK
University of Arkansas - Fayetteville Iota Rho AR
University of Arkansas - Little Rock Omega Delta AR
University of Baltimore Nu Omicron MD
University of Bridgeport Nu Gamma CT
University of Central Florida Phi Theta Omega FL
University of Central Missouri Gamma MO
University of Central Oklahoma Eta Tau OK
University of Cincinnati Gamma Theta Pi OH
University of Colorado Denver Kappa Xi CO
University of Colorado at Colorado Springs Lambda Sigma CO
University of Dayton Zeta OH
University of Georgia Upsilon Gamma Alpha GA
University of Guam Lambda Psi GUAM
University of Guelph-Humber Phi Epsilon ON, CANADA
University of Houston–Clear Lake Zeta Upsilon TX
University of Houston–Downtown Alpha Phi TX
University of Houston–Victoria Nu Nu TX
University of Illinois Springfield Epsilon Chi IL
University of Indianapolis Phi Beta IN
University of Louisville Omicron KY
University of Maine at Presque Isle Mu Nu ME
University of Mary Hardin-Baylor Xi Omicron TX
University of Maryland Omega Iota MD
University of Maryland Eastern Shore Gamma Omicron MD
University of Massachusetts Boston Lambda Iota MA
University of Massachusetts Lowell Delta Omega Tau MA
University of Memphis Eta Nu TN
University of Miami Beta Theta FL
University of Missouri - Kansas City Mu Mu MO
University of Nebraska Eta NE
University of Nebraska at Kearney Iota Xi NE
University of Nevada - Las Vegas Theta Tau NV
University of Nevada, Reno Rho NV
University of New Hampshire Delta Zeta NH
University of New Haven Alpha Tau CT
University of North Alabama Gamma Epsilon AL
University of North Carolina at Charlotte Omega Theta NC
University of North Carolina at Pembroke Iota Delta NC
University of North Carolina at Wilmington Sigma Upsilon Sigma NC
University of North Dakota Kappa Omega ND
University of North Georgia Beta Omega GA
University of North Texas Iota Theta TX
University of North Texas at Dallas Kappa Eta TX
University of Phoenix Eta Theta AZ
University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg Gamma Chi PA
University of Richmond Nu Upsilon VA
University of South Alabama Kappa AL
University of South Carolina Xi SC
University of South Florida Sigma FL
University of South Florida St. Petersburg Lambda Kappa Mu FL
University of St. Thomas (Texas) Phi Kappa Alpha TX
University of Tampa Kappa Gamma Delta FL
University of Tennessee at Chattanooga Alpha Mu TN
University of Texas at Arlington Lambda Sigma Chi TX
University of Texas - Dallas Delta Psi TX
University of Texas Rio Grande Valley Omega Phi TX
University of Texas at San Antonio Theta Omicron TX
University of West Florida Kappa Lambda FL
University of West Georgia Chi Omega Phi GA
University of Wisconsin - Superior Alpha Delta Gamma WI
University of Wyoming Epsilon Omega WY
Utah Valley University Pi Nu UT
Utica College Beta Zeta NY
Valdosta State University Omega Psi GA
Virginia Commonwealth University Omega Mu VA
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University Pi Alpha Mu VA
Virginia State University Eta Gamma VA
Virginia Union University Gamma Delta VA
Virginia Wesleyan College Delta Zeta Pi VA
Washington State University Alpha WA
Wayne State College Xi Xi Xi NE
West Chester University of Pennsylvania Nu Beta PA
West Liberty University Eta Mu WV
West Texas A&M University Lambda Omicron TX
West Virginia State University Beta Beta WV
Western Carolina University Alpha Rho Omega NC
Western Connecticut State University Iota Alpha CT
Western Illinois University Epsilon Omicron IL
Western Michigan University Epsilon Phi MI
Western New England College Alpha Eta Delta MA
Western New Mexico University Alpha Zeta Alpha NM
Western State College of Law Delta Tau Delta CA
Westfield State University Omega Zeta MA
Wheeling Jesuit University Delta Sigma WV
Widener University Delta Omega PA
Wiley College Phi Omega TX
Wilmington University Eta Beta DE
Worcester State University Lambda Rho MA
Wright State University Iota Iota OH
Xavier University Kappa Tau OH
York College of Pennsylvania Lambda PA
Youngstown State University Omega Eta OH


  1. ^ Handbook, Page 2 Archived 2007-06-30 at the Wayback Machine Retrieved 9 June 2007
  2. ^ Docket Archived 2006-06-17 at the Wayback Machine Retrieved 8 June 2007
  3. ^ a b c Anson, Jack L.; Marchenasi, Robert F., eds. (1991) [1879]. Baird's Manual of American Fraternities (20th ed.). Indianapolis, IN: Baird's Manual Foundation, Inc. p. VI-12. ISBN 978-0963715906.
  4. ^ Alpha Phi Sigma Website, additional text.

See also

  • Kappa Beta Pi (originally women's professional fraternity, now legal association, law)
  • Nu Beta Epsilon (Jewish, originally men's professional fraternity, law, dormant?)

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