Over the years the National Office has been located at Washington
State University, Midwestern State University, Eastern Kentucky University,
Texas Woman's University, and the University of Dayton. Local chapters
are located throughout the United States.
The Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences (ACJS) granted Alpha Phi Sigma affiliate status in 1975. Since 1978, Alpha Phi Sigma has held its national convention in conjunction with the annual ACJS meeting. The Academy's continued support of Alpha Phi Sigma serves to enhance Alpha Phi Sigma's purpose--the recognition of scholarly acievement in the field of the criminal justice.
Alpha Phi Sigma was admitted to the Association of College Honor
Societies (ACHS) in 1980. Membership in ACHS is restricted to fully accredited
honor societies. ACHS presently counts among its member chapters the nation's
most prestigious college honor societies
Local chapters are established at universities throughout the United States. To gain admission as a chapter, a university must have a minimum of ten student members and a designated faculty advisor.
Eligible students who are enrolled at a university without a local chapter
can gain admission to Alpha Phi Sigma upon the completion of an application
form accompanied by the recommendation of a criminal justice faculty member.
|Recognition of Achievement: The hard work and personal sacrifice that is required to achieve scholastic excellance deserves recognition. Alpha Phi Sigma membership designates you as an outstanding student by national standards. Indication of this on your resume will make yours standout from many others.|
|National Newsletter: Active members receive a bi-annual national newsletter which reports on areas of concern to the criminal justice sciences and the society.|
|Special Awards: Each year the national office awards a cash scholarship to one member. Awards are also given to students who complete the Annual Call for Papers. Local Chapters also compete for the outstanding national chapter service award which is presented each year.|
|Annual Convention: A national convention is held each year. The convention is held in conjunction with the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences and presents a wide range of programs and activities.|