Alpha Phi Sigma Greek Letters

Organization Overview

Alpha Phi Sigma is the only nationally recognized honor society for criminal justice. Founded in 1942, Alpha Phi Sigma has grown to over 550 chapters, including the Psi chapter at Kent State University.  Alpha Phi Sigma recognizes academic excellence of undergraduate and graduate students of Criminal Justice, as well as Juris Doctor 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, is a certified member of the Association of College Honor Societies, and is affiliated with the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences.

More information can be found in this link to the official organization pamphlet and on the headquarters website. For Kent chapter-specific information, please browse
Eligibility Requirements

Undergraduate Students

  • Completed 45 credit hours (about 15 classes) with an overall GPA of 3.2

  • Completed 12 credit hours (4 classes) of Criminology/Justice Studies courses with a GPA of 3.2

Graduate Students

  • Completed 4 Criminology/Justice Studies courses (3 undergraduate Criminology/Justice Studies courses count towards this requirement)

  • Must have a minimum GPA of 3.4

Not sure if you're eligible? Please email Dr. Solomon to find out.

Monthly Meetings

In Fall 2022, we're meeting on the 1st Tuesday of the month at 5:30 pm in Merrill Hall 118. Please direct students to flyers or updates for monthly meeting changes.

Meetings and events are open to all Criminology ad Sociology students unless otherwise noted.



Fall 2022 Regalia request deadline - November 11th, 2022

Regalia may take 2-weeks to arrive. Orders must be placed with the advisors at least 5 weeks in advance of the commencement ceremony to ensure timely delivery of your regalia.

Regalia Items and Cost 

Students may choose to purchase graduation regalia to signify their membership in the APS honor society. 

Students may choose to purchase 1, 2, or all 3 graduation regalia pieces.

Alpha Phi Sigma regalia

Pieces and Price

  • Stole: $35
  • Cord: $18
  • Medallion: $18
  • All 3 pieces: $68

In-Person (Kent Campus) Students

Please email Dr. Solomon and Dr. Rose which regalia pieces (i.e., stole, cord, medallion, or all 3 pieces) and payment you would like to order no later than November 11th, 2022.

The chapter advisors will place bulk orders for in-person students and regalia will be shipped to advisors. Students will be notified when regalia arrives and are responsible for picking up the regalia from the advisors.

Students at Regional Campuses or online only students

Regional Campuses and Online Only Students: Please complete the linked order form (ensuring all shipping information is correct) via email to Dr. Solomon and Dr. Rose and payment by November 11th, 2022.

Order form attached as PDF to this email named “Fall ’22 Regional or Online Order Form”

The chapter advisors will then place individual orders with headquarters for students studying at Regional Campuses or Online Only.

APS headquarters will ship regalia directly to the shipping address listed on the order form.

Regalia payment

We accept checks or Venmo (Venmo is the only payment option for Regional or Online Only students) payments. All checks should be made out to “Alpha Phi Sigma Psi Chapter”. Email Dr. Solomon for Venmo information.

Meet the Advisors!

Starr Solomon
Norman Rose