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Alpha Phi Sigma

Alpha Phi Sigma is the national criminal justice honor society.  It is designed to recognize academic excellence among criminal justice students. Being recognized through membership in Alpha Phi Sigma is an honor. Students in the group may also wish to participate in conferences, scholarship competitions, social activities and more.

Congratulations to the Spring 2013 class of Alpha Phi Sigma inductees!

What are the requirements for membership?

Both undergraduate and graduate students are eligible for membership. Requirements for undergraduate students are as follows:

  • Have declared a major or minor in criminal justice

  • Have completed at least 40 credit hours of coursework

  • Have completed at least four criminal justice courses at Radford University

  • Have an overall grade point average of 3.2 or higher

  • Have a criminal justice grade point average of 3.2 or higher

Please be aware that "completed coursework" does not count the courses that you are currently taking.  Also, GPA's can not be rounded - 3.2 is the required minimum.

Requirements for graduate students are as follows:

  • Be enrolled in a graduate (master's degree) program in criminal justice

  • Have completed at least four graduate CRJU courses at Radford University

  • Have an overall grade point average of 3.4 or higher

  • Have a criminal justice grade point average of 3.4 or higher

Please be aware that "completed coursework" does not count the courses that you are currently taking.  Also, GPA's can not be rounded - 3.4 is the required  minimum.

How and when can I apply?


For information about joining Alpha Phi Sigma, please contact Dr. Nicole Hendrix, the chapter advisor.