Alpha Phi Sigma

Local Chapter: Alpha Chi Alpha

National Criminal Justice Honor Society

 

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).

“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:

New Mexico State University’s chapter of criminal justice honor society Alpha Phi Sigma  hosted experts in the mental health and criminal justice systems

         NMSU conference sheds light on domestic violence

        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

Event Calendar

 

    
Click to check out the National APS Newsletter – the Docket

 

Requirements for National Membership:Associate Members: (Alpha Chi Alpha only):Volunteer Member
Download the application: APS National Application

Graduate Students
     – Must have completed 4 CJ or related field courses.
     – 3 of the 4 may be counted from the student’s undergraduate work.
     – CJ GPA must be at least 3.4
     – Overall GPA must be at least 3.4
     – 15 hours of community service is required per semester
     – Local ($50) and National ($70) fees must be paid
     – Includes APS Polo Shirt
 
Undergraduate Students
     – 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 ($70) fees must be paid
     – Includes APS Polo Shirt
* Please submit completed application and a copy of your Degree Star Audit before paying any fees.
Download the application: Associate Member Application

Undergraduate Students Only

– 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

* Please submit completed application and a copy of your Degree Star Audit before paying any fees.
Download the Application: Volunteer Aplication

Undergraduate & Graduate Students

– For students not meeting the requirements for National or Associate memberships.

– Students can participate in local events to familiarize themselves with the organization.

– No fee requirement.

– Contact President or Advisor for more information

– Encourage our freshman and sophomores to become volunteer members

Scholarship for the one-time fee students have to pay for membership: Alpha Chi Alpha Fee Scholarship Application

APS Team

Community Service

 

NMSU APS requires15 hours of community service per semester. Our chapter works with NMSU Community service events like “Keep State Great”, LCPD- Victim Advocacy unit, Dono Ana Sheriff Office (DASO), High school career fairs, Build a Ramp, and more. ” 

Fundraising

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.


APS Graduates




Faculty Advisor: Andrea F. Joseph

ajoseph@nmsu.edu

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.
 
 
- Link to National APS office: Here
 
 
Bylaws link: Here
Application Link: Here