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Alpha Phi Sigma

Alpha Phi Sigma

Faculty Advisor:
Dr. Andrew Giacomazzi

Assistant Faculty Advisor:
Professor Marianne Hudson

Leadership Team


What is Alpha Phi Sigma (“APS”)?
Alpha Phi Sigma is the only National Criminal Justice Honor Society for Criminal Justice majors. The society recognizes academic excellence of undergraduate, graduate, and s juris doctorate students in criminal justice. Boise State’s Alpha Kappa Chapter, chartered in 1983, is one of the most active chapters of the 400+ in the nation. Here’s a sample of what we do each year:

  • Community Service
    CASA Holiday Project.  Members solicit donations from the community and purchase holiday gifts for 50 disadvantaged children in the Treasure Valley.
  • Fundraising
    Police and Fire Testing. Members administer both the written and physical exams for prospective police officers and administer the written exam for prospective firefighters.
  • Academic Enrichment
    Alpha Phi Sigma National Conference.  Qualifying members participate in the annual APS conference.  Members compete for scholarships and awards.
  • Social Activities
    There are a variety of social activities for members each year, including the fall pizza party, bowling, and the spring awards banquet.

Minimum Requirements for Membership
Bachelors students shall be enrolled at the time of application in the institution represented by the chapter, have declared a major, minor or equivalent in the criminal justice or related field, have completed three full time semesters or its equivalent, have a minimum GPA of 3.2 on a 4.0 scale, with a minimum GPA of 3.2 in courses in criminal justice related fields.  A minimum of four courses of the above course work shallbe in the criminal justice field.

Masters students shall be enrolled at the time of application in a Master’s program in the Criminal Justice field in the institution represented by the chapter; have completed four courses, have a minimum GPA of 3.4 on a 4.0 scale.  Up to three undergraduate courses in Criminal Justice may be used to satisfy the four-course requirement. These courses must equate to a 3.4 GPA or higher, and the cumulative undergraduate degree program GPA is a 3.2 or higher. In addition, all Masters level coursework must equate to a 3.4 GPA or higher at the institution in which the student is enrolled.

How to Apply for Membership:
Please click this link to complete the membership application.

Once completed, print it and bring the application to Professor Marianne Hudson, located in the Criminal Justice Program, Library Building, West Entrance.

Professor Hudson will review your application, and if approved, send it to Alpha Phi Sigma’s National Headquarters in Florida.  Here’s what to bring Professor Hudson:

  • Completed application
  • Unofficial copy of your transcript
  • Cashier’s check or money order in the amount of $70.00 (one time membership fee)

Link to Alpha Phi Sigma National Headquarters:
Click here to find more information about the National Criminal Justice Honor Society, its membership, and merchandise available for purchase.

Alpha Phi Sigma
Academic Excellence, Leadership, Service, and Unity