- Area I-VI
Current CJ Class Schedule
Law Enforcement Emloyment Seminar
Criminal Justice Honor Society
a UGA chapter (Upsilon Gamma Alpha) of the national honor society
for criminal justice, Alpha Phi Sigma was formed. The CJ Program Academic Advisor serves as the advisor for the UGA chapter. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions not answered by the information listed below.
ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS: To
be eligible for membership one must be a criminal justice student
who has completed at least 40 credit hours, hold a 3.2 or better
grade point average in all college level work and hold a 3.2 or
better grade point average across four or more criminal justice
courses applicable to the major. For membership one must be recommended
by the advisor, complete an application, and remit national and
local dues totaling $55 (make check payable to Upsilon Gamma Alpha).
APPLICATIONS: Application materials may be found in the CJ Program Office and at the website of the National Office of Alpha Phi Sigma: http://www.alphaphisigma.org/
APS National Office will NOT accept applications and dues
directly from individuals - all application correspondence must
come from the UGA Chapter Advisor - please return your application
materials and check to the CJ Office.
Initial national organization dues are $50 paid upon submission
of application for membership. An additional $5 are charged
as local chapter dues to defray the costs of the annual chapter
dues to the national organization.
COMENCEMENT REGALIA : Students who wish to purchase honor regalia (tassel, etc.) in anticipation of graduation should discuss that option with the advisor when submitting the application for membership.
shall not be denied to any person because of age, race, sex, religion,
handicap, or national origin.
of the National Organization
Dr. V. A. Leonard and seventeen Police Science Majors at Washington
State University met to recognize the need for an Honor Society associated
with the police sciences. From that meeting was born Alpha Phi Sigma
and its goal of "the recognition of scholarly achievement in
the field of criminal justice." From those beginnings the organization
has since grown to over 170 chapters.
the Executive Board of the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences voted
unanimously to designate Alpha Phi Sigma as the National Criminal
Justice Honor Society. Sine 1978 Alpha Phi Sigma has held its annual
convention in conjunction with the annual convention of the Academy
of Criminal Justice Sciences.
Alpha Phi Sigma was admitted to the Association of College Honor Societies
-- a testimony to its stature as a recognized honor society.
Upsilon Gamma Alpha, the University of Georgia chapter of Alpha
Phi Sigma was established. Because of the interdisciplinary nature
of the Criminal Justice major at UGA students are often not eligible
for Alpha Phi Sigma until late in their college careers. Eligibility
is generally not attained until late in the junior year.
of Alpha Phi Sigma receive a lapel pin, wallet card and certificate;
issues of the national newsletter, The Docket; and have opportunities
to compete in paper competitions and for scholarship monies; and for
internshps at the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center.