Alpha Phi Sigma was founded in 1942 at Washington State University. In 1976, it was designated as the National Criminal Justice Honor Society. This organization currently has over 360 chapters who share a commitment to learning and improving the criminal justice field. While the objective of Alpha Phi Sigma is to provide opportunities for the exploration of issues within the criminal justice system, the goal of the Gamma Tau Chapter of Alpha Phi Sigma at Hampton University is to raise awareness about minority issues in crime and criminal justice. Activities have included gift sales for fundraising activities and community service projects relating to issues such as disaster and trauma victims, violence against women, child abuse and victimization, participation in a youth violence and safety conference in the city of Hampton, and presentations on criminal justice/criminology issues pertaining to women and youth of color at the annual Hampton University Research Forum. The Society recognizes academic excellence by undergraduate and graduate students in the criminal justice/criminology or related field. Eligibility requirements for Alpha Phi Sigma include junior or senior student classification with a minimum of four completed criminology/criminal justice courses and a minimum cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.2. Graduate students must be enrolled in a graduate criminology/criminal justice program or related field with a minimum cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.4. Others may be elected to professional membership by the chapter if they have earned one or more degrees in the criminology/criminal justice or related field with a minimum cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.4.
President: Brittany Adams