Alpha Phi Sigma is the national honor society for students enrolled in accredited criminal justice programs. The society recognizes scholastic excellence by undergraduate and graduate students in the criminal justice sciences.
Mission Statement

The mission of Alpha Phi Sigma is to promote critical thinking, rigorous scholarship, and life-long learning; to keep abreast of the advances in scientific research, to elevate the ethical standards of the criminal justice professions and to sustain in the public mind the benefit and necessity of education and professional training.

Purposes of Alpha Phi Sigma
  • Promoting academic excellence through the recognition of scholarship.
  • Assisting in the development of professional and personal leadership among students and practitioners.
  • Providing opportunities for service to the community and the profession.
  • Encouraging greater communication among member chapters and the entire criminal justice profession.
Membership Criteria

Students can become a member of the Eta Theta chapter if they are enrolled in a criminal justice degree program at the University of Phoenix and meet both the Alpha Phi Sigma and Eta Theta membership requirements.

Students can review these requirements on the Membership Eligibility page.

Stay connected to the National group:

Members of Alpha Phi Sigma can stay informed about the latest national events, conferences, scholarships, and other annual awards through the National Alpha Phi Sigma Web site, at