Student Organizations

Alpha Phi Sigma

Alpha Phi Sigma is the National Honor Society for Criminal Justice. In order to become a member, students must meet certain academic qualifications. Students must also pay a one-time initiation fee to national headquarters, as well as chapter dues each semester. Students involved in the Mu Mu chapter enjoy many benefits after joining including a membership certificate, lapel pin, and wallet card, recognition at our annual CJC awards ceremony, and active graduating members are eligible for the honor stole, medallion, and cord to wear at graduation.

Students may apply to join the honor society during a designated timeframe each semester. Application materials and deadlines will be provided at the beginning of each semester. For more information about the requirements to join Alpha Phi Sigma, please see the national headquarters’ website or contact our chapter faculty advisor, Dr. Jena Owens at

Three CJC studentsCriminal Justice & Criminology Club

The department is also proud to house the Criminal Justice & Criminology Club, a student-led organization that is open to all students interested in criminal justice topics; students do not have to be a Criminal Justice & Criminology major and no dues are required. Club activities include service projects in the community, sponsorship of community speakers on campus, tours of various criminal justice agencies and institutions, participation in criminal justice events, and learning about internships and research opportunities. The club is also involved in social activities such as movie nights. The club meets once every month (excluding summer months) in the Criminal Justice & Criminology office. For more information about the CJC Club, as well as meeting dates and times, please contact the faculty advisor, Dr. Jena Owens at