How do I become a member?
See applications and guidelines found in the application section of our website. You must meet the guidelines for membership by having the mandated GPA and class requirements.
How do I become an Honorary Member?
Honorary membership can be granted only through a chapter and by the Chapter Advisor.
Why must application for membership be signed by Chapter Advisor?
The Chapter Advisor must verify student credentials, total courses taken, and GPA prior to Headquarters considering the membership application.
How do I become an Alumnus?
All collegiate members become Alumni after graduation. If you are not a collegiate member, you cannot become an Alumnus. If you are APS Alumni, you may choose to become an active Alumni for $35 annual fee, or you may become one of the APS elite alumni, Lifetime Golden Alumni, for a one-time $300 fee. Golden Lifetime Alumni will receive a certificate, challenge coin, dry-fit Golden Alumni embroidered polo, plus more.
How do I become a professional member?
You must have a degree in Criminal Justice, have met the criteria for collegiate membership. You must also have 2 or more years as a practitioner in the field of Criminal Justice. Professional members will receive a package that includes a certificate and additional APS merchandise. See professional membership application and guidelines for professional membership found on our website.
I am an Alumnus, and I want to be active.
Alumni can join an Alumni Circle in their area (see Alumni Circle application in the application section). Alumni can also contribute time and knowledge to the chapter at their university or any chapter at a university nearby. For a list of chapters see the chapter directory found on our website.
My chapter has chapter dues. Do I have to pay those?
The Alpha Phi Sigma onetime membership fee is $70. Chapters may require semester or annual dues to be paid directly to the chapter. All chapter requirements must be met for the Advisor to sign the membership application.
The chapter at my university does not have a Chapter Advisor.
Membership and Honor Regalia purchases must be processed through a chapter advisor.
If you wish to become a member or purchase Honor Regalia for graduation but you cannot locate the chapter advisor, please contact Headquarters by email for information.
If your school has an inactive APS chapter, please contact Headquarters.
If your school does not have an APS chapter, you may speak to a department dean or chair about chartering an APS chapter at the college/university. Please see charter application or reactivation application on the application section of this website.
Can I become a member if my school doesn’t have a chapter?
No. The school must have a chapter. A student may ask the department to charter an Alpha Phi Sigma chapter at the school. See charter application in the applications section of our website.
Can I purchase honor regalia directly from Alpha Phi Sigma?
No. Honor regalia must be purchased by the student through the Chapter Advisor only. Student members who have graduated may purchase Honor Regalia directly from Headquarters and must provide a transcript. If the chapter does not have an advisor, please contact Headquarters.
I am an APS member and would like to receive employment Information, what do I do?
We post job information, when available, on our website and social media platforms.
If you're interested in a Federal Job, Please take a look at the link found in the resource tab for the US Office of Personnel Management.
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