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Alpha Phi Sigma

The Alpha Kappa Omega chapter of the national criminal justice honor society Alpha Phi Sigma was chartered at Texas A&M University-Commerce in 1997. Its purposes are to recognize and promote high scholarship among students actively engaged in collegiate preparation for professional services; to keep abreast of the advances in scientific research; to elevate the ethical standards of the criminal justice profession; and to establish in the public mind the benefit and necessity of education and professional training.

To be eligible to join Alpha Phi Sigma, Criminal Justice majors and minors must have:

1.     A minimum GPA of 3.2 overall

2.     A minimum GPA of 3.2 in completed Criminal Justice courses, including transfer credits

3.     Completed at least one-third of the total credit hours required for graduation

4.     Completed a minimum of four Criminal Justice courses

5.     Rank in the top 35% of their class

Members pay a one-time national membership fee and nominal annual local dues, totaling $75 for the school year. A certificate and pin are provided to inductees as symbols of the distinction of membership. Honor cords, Honor stoles and/or Honor Medallions worn at graduation are also available for purchase. Initiation occurs twice during the school year during the Fall and Spring semesters.

Local membership: Students with a 3.0 GPA and completed at least two courses in Criminal Justice may join the local chapter and participate in all local activities. Upon reaching the national requirements, students may be inducted into the Alpha Kappa Omega chapter. Local dues is $25.00 per academic year.


Alpha Phi Sigma Application (PDF)


For further information about Alpha Phi Sigma, contact Elvira White-Lewis.