Alpha Phi Sigma is a national scholastic honorary society in criminal justice. 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. The purposes of Alpha Phi Sigma are:
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.
Contact the faculty advisor for further details or assistance in becoming a registered member.
Faculty Advisor: School of Criminal Justice
Office: 289-C DeVos Center
Alpha Phi Sigma was meant to reward students for extraordinary scholarship and to maximize their potential. Grand Valley's chapter hopes to allow criminal justice and legal studies students to be rewarded for hard work and dedication, as well as provide incentive for academic integrity and honesty.
As individuals entering the criminal justice profession, many of us are hoping to serve the public in one form or another after graduation. While still in school, we also have the opportunity to help the community in which we reside. Alpha Phi Sigma hopes to help the community in a variety of ways that will not only make the community more comfortable with where law enforcement is headed in the future, but will show our commitment to the community in ways mere words cannot capture.
Alpha Phi Sigma, as with most honor societies is an excellent way to build experience in leadership and organizational skills, things many employers in the criminal justice professions look for. Alpha Phi Sigma has various leadership and organizational positions currently available to members, contact Alpha Phi Sigma for more information.