Any undergraduate or graduate student in good standing at the University of Memphis
with a major or minor in criminology and criminal justice is eligible to become a
member of the CJSA. Dues are $10 per academic year. Students who would like to become
members of a national criminal justice organization may choose two options. Students
may join Alpha Phi Sigma if they meet eligibility requirements. This is in addition
to CJSA. The following sections explain the details of how to become a member of
a national organization by submitting a local application through the CJSA.
Membership through Alpha Phi Sigma:
- As an Honor Society, Alpha Phi Sigma maintains particularly high academic standards.
In order to be considered for membership, undergraduate students must have completed
at least three full time semesters (or the equivalent) with at least four courses
in criminal justice and have a minimum grade point average of 3.2. Graduate students
must have a minimum grade point average of 3.4 following at least four courses in
- Complete the membership application
- Return membership application, a copy of your unofficial transcripts, and a check
or money order payable to the CJSA in the amount of $40 by the second regular semester
meeting of the CJSA. This amount covers the $40 grand chapter fee. The $40 Grand Chapter
fee is a Lifetime Membership.