Alpha Phi Sigma

National Criminal Justice Honor Society

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Sponsored by the New Mexico State University Chapter of Alpha Phi Sigma, National Criminal Justice Honor Society. Alpha Phi Sigma is a 501(C)(3).

Local chapter is Alpha Chi Alpha

“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 profession and to sustain in the public mind the benefit and necessity of education and professional training.”

News Coverage:

        Las Cruces Sun News Coverage – Juvenile Rehabilitation Conference

KRWG TV/FM: Juvenile Rehabilitation Focus of Criminal Justice Conference

APS Las Cruces Sun-News Coverage.pdf


APS Symposium

Human Trafficking Conference

The objectives of the conference were to explain the different types of human trafficking that occurs in the United States and specifically New Mexico, describe characteristics and cultural issues faced by different victim populations within a New Mexico cultural framework, evaluate methods of assistance that are available to victims and know where to refer victims for additional services such as T-Visas, and understand how to formulate individual treatment plans for victims during the various phases of the criminal prosecution and the victim’s personal recovery.

We had speakers from the FBI, a victims specialist from Paso del Norte Center of Hope, a 6th Judicial district attorney, an advocate from the international justice mission, a founder  and director of Spoken For, and a victim shared her story.


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Check out 2016 Spring Docket: Spring 2016 Docket

Theme of the Year: Juvenile Rehabilitation

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Requirements for National Membership:

Download the application: APS National Application
– Must have 12 credits in Criminal Justice completed
– CJ GPA must be at least a 3.2
– Overall GPA must also be at least a 3.2
– 15 hours of community service is required per semester
– Local ($50) and National ($50) fees must be paid
– Includes APS Polo Shirt

 Associate Members:

Download the application: Associate Member Application
– Must have 12 credits in Criminal Justice completed
– CJ GPA must be at least a 3.0
– Overall GPA must also be at least a 3.0
– 15 hours of community service is required per semester
– Local ($50)
– Includes APS Polo Shirt

APS Team



              Community Service

APS requires 15 hours of community service per semester. Our chapter has participated in events such as NMSU’s “Keep State Great”, Aggie Experience, Halloween Howl, high school career fairs, working at the Gospel Rescue Mission food kitchen, Gold Medal Gym Tae-Kwon-Do rape prevention seminars, food drives, clothing drives, and many more.

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APS members who graduate with all of their fees paid and community service hours completed, as well as have attended at least 1 meeting per month, graduate with cords (for undergraduates) and medallions (for graduate) members. Stoles are given to outstanding graduating members as well as to our graduating officers.



Our APS members participate in many fundraisers throughout the school year in order to pay for our end of year banquets as well as to help fund the trips for the ACJS conference. Our fundraisers include yard sales, bake sales, and car washes.


Faculty Advisor: Andrea F. Joseph

In the Fall of 2010, Professor Joseph became the volunteer Faculty Advisor for the NMSU Chapter of Alpha Phi Sigma, the National Criminal Justice Honor Society.  Under her leadership and guidance the Chapter has excelled and won numerous awards at the yearly National Conference.
Professor Joseph was also elected to serve the National APS board in 2014 to serve as a National Faculty Advisor.

Officers Information:

President Xenia Lopez–
Vice president Emma Martin —
Secretary Deborah Blalock —
Treasurer Paulina Lujan —
Public Relations Tatiana Magana Ponce –
Public Relations Elizabeth Castrejon —
Community Service Danielle covolo —
Community Service Izza Jauregui —

– Link to National APS office:

Bylaws link


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