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Alpha Phi Sigma

Faculty Advisor:  Dr. Lorna Grant

Alpha Phi Sigma recognizes academic excellence of Undergraduate and Graduate students of Criminal Justice, as well as Juris Doctorate students. The goals of Alpha Phi Sigma are to honor and promote academic excellence, community service, educational leadership, and unity. Alpha Phi Sigma is the only Criminal Justice Honor Society which is a certified member of the Association of College Honor Societies and affiliated with the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences.

Undergraduate students are required to have a declared major in criminal justice; have completed three full time semesters or its equivalent; attain a minimum GPA of 3.2 on a 4.0 scale in their cumulative and criminal justice classes; and rank in the top 35% of their class. A minimum of four courses of the above course work shall be in the criminal justice field. Graduate students enrolled in the Master of Criminal Justice program are required to have completed four courses; have a minimum GPA of 3.4 on a 4.0 scale or rank in the upper 25% of their class. Students in law school must have completed their first academic year with a GPA of 2.5 or above, on a 4.0 scale. To remain a member in good standing one must maintain a GPA of 3.2 and above. To be inducted in the local Eta Lambda Chapter students must complete four community service activities and pay $20 annual dues.  Meetings are held twice monthly required activities occur throughout the year such as panel discussions, Home Coming, Thanksgiving activity, fund raising, conferences, workshops, seminars, etc.

Applications for membership can be downloaded from Alpha Phi Sigma Website. Applications MUST be typed and all fields must be completed, unless listed as optional. Completed applications must be submitted to Dr. Grant with a $50.00 one-time National Membership fee.

Criminal Justice Ambassadors

 Faculty Advisor:  Dr. Jessica Davis Ganao

The Criminal Justice Ambassadors are dedicated to involving freshman and sophomore criminal justice majors in the department. In this effort, the Ambassadors host events that are beneficial to students and that enrich their academic and social experiences at NCCU. Students are able to earn community service hours through the organization.

Membership is open to all Criminal Justice majors.  Meetings are held twice a month during the 10:40 break.  Emails are sent to students to announce meetings.  Dues are $15 per year.  Students in good standing have paid their dues and participate in the planning and executing organization projects each semester. 

National Association of Blacks in Criminal Justice (NABCJ)

Faculty Advisor:  Dr. George Wilson

The student chapter of the National Association of Blacks in Criminal Justice exposes students to an organization founded as a vehicle for criminal justice practitioners to initiate change from within, while increasing opportunities of average citizens to better understand the nature and the operation of our local, state and federal criminal justice processes. The National Association of Blacks in Criminal Justice is a multi-ethnic, nonpartisan, nonprofit association of criminal justice professionals and community leaders dedicated to the equal administration of justice. Membership and participation in the activities of the Association is open to all, regardless of race, creed, or country of national origin.

International Organization of Black Security Executives (IOBSE)

Faculty Advisor:  Ms. Tameka Vaught

The International Organization of Black Security Executives represents, supports and promotes the security industry by providing professional resources in the security industry, educating minorities on the careers and opportunities in security management; encouraging members to promote and aid in the exchange of information, ideas, experience and knowledge about the processes and techniques relating to the security professions; providing educational training to stay abreast of the ever-changing trends and technology in the security industry; and maintaining the highest level of ethical and professional standards of work.

Membership is open to Criminal Justice majors with a minimum 2.5 GPA. Regular meetings are held every second Thursday of each month during the 10:40 break in room 201 of the Criminal Justice Building. Annual membership dues are $25. IOBSE offers exceptional networking opportunities, training, and education in current loss prevention and private security technologies and operations as well as connects students to resources necessary in obtaining employment after graduation. Students participate in annual organization and community service activities.  Each year IOBSE sponsors six NCCU students to attend the annual IOBSE Spring leadership conference. 

 
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