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Dr. John Poffenbarger
Department Chair
Email: jpoffenbarger@wju.edu
Phone: 304-243-2334

Alpha Pi Sigma

Alpha Phi Sigma is the National Honor Society in Criminal Justice. The society recognizes academic excellence of undergraduate and graduate students of criminal justice, as well as juris doctorate. The mission of Alpha Phi Sigma as the bylaws state "is to promote analytical thinking, rigorous scholarship and life long learning; to keep abreast of the advances in scientific research; to elevate the ethical standards of the criminal justice professions and to sustain in the public mind the benefit and necessity of education and professional training."

To become an undergraduate member of Alpha Phi Sigma you must have declared a major or minor in the criminal justice program, have completed three full time semesters, have a minimum GPA of 3.2 on a 4.0 scale 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. Invitations will be sent to potential candidates during the spring semester. For more information, please contact Dr. Larry Driscoll at ldriscoll@wju.edu.

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