Alpha Phi Sigma graduation regalia
Baker College’s Criminal Justice program has recently formed a chapter of the distinguished honor society Alpha Phi Sigma to recognize academic excellence and promote community service, educational leadership, and unity.
Baker’s chapter of Alpha Phi Sigma is Pi Zeta Epsilon. Alpha Phi Sigma is the only national, and the most prestigious Criminal Justice Honor Society, and is affiliated with the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences. It is also a certified member of the Association of College Honor Societies.
The society aims to provide benefits to criminal justice students, including networking opportunities, attending national conferences, scholarships, advocacy grants, alumni awards, competitions, graduation regalia, and access to the official newsletter of Alpha Phi Sigma, ‘The Docket.’
“Joining Alpha Phi Sigma can significantly benefit criminal justice students,” said Barb Van Loon, Baker College’s criminal justice program director and Pi Zeta Epsilon chapter advisor. “In addition to providing access to valuable resources and opportunities, it can help students stand out in a highly competitive job market.”
“It is also an excellent way to meet other students in BS, MA, Ph.D., and JD programs nationwide, and build a professional network that can lead to internships, job opportunities, and mentorship.”
Once a student is inducted into Alpha Phi Sigma, they are a member for life, and all qualifying current and future criminal justice students are invited to join. Baccalaureate students must be enrolled at the time of application in the institution represented by the chapter, have declared a major, minor, or equivalent in the criminal justice or related field, have completed 45 semester hours, and meet minimum GPA and coursework requirements.
Students interested in joining Pi Zeta Epsilon should contact Barb Van Loon at [email protected] for more information about the application process and membership requirements.
You can learn more about Baker College’s Criminal Justice programming on their College of Social Science webpage.