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Iota Xi is the UNK chapter of Alpha Phi Sigma, the only National Criminal Justice Honor Society. Established in 1942, an invitation to join Alpha Phi Sigma is the highest national scholastic recognition offered to criminal justice majors. Alpha Phi Sigma membership conveys academic excellence and a commitment to high principles and superior achievement throughout a member’s lifetime.
The Alpha Phi Sigma designation sets students apart from the crowd. As a member of Alpha Phi Sigma, students are eligible for a number of scholarships, are invited to the National Alpha Phi Sigma Conference, and have earned the right to wear honor regalia at their graduation ceremonies.
There are several requirements for becoming a member of Alpha Phi Sigma. For undergraduates, at least four criminal justice courses must be completed. Both an overall GPA of 3.2 on a 4.0 scale in all completed criminal justice courses as well as a cumulative GPA of 3.2 on a 4.0 scale for all completed university courses is also required. The student must also be within the top 35% of their class and be a declared criminal justice major or minor.