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The CJSA was officially recognized by the University in fall 2005. Since that time we’ve already done some fun and interesting activities and the future is exciting! If you are not already a member of the CJSA, we hope you’ll join us. If you are a member or alumni of the CJSA, we look forward to seeing or hearing from you soon. Below you will find information about how to join, upcoming activities, member photos, and more.

The University of Memphis chapter of the ACJA-LAE is known as Upsilon Mu. Our charter was officially assigned in December 2005 and we will be hosting an event this semester to officially accept the charter and to recognize the member ship. Any student with a major or minor in the criminology and criminal justice is eligible to apply for membership of the ACJA. The following link provides specific details about how to become a member of the ACJA.

The second association within the UofM Criminal Justice Student Association is the Alpha Phi Sigma, National Criminal Justice Honor Society. Alpha Phi Sigma was founded in 1942 as an honorary police society at Washington State University. For the last thirty years, the Honor Society has maintained an affiliation with the Academy for Criminal Justice Sciences and since 1980, Alpha Phi Sigma has been a member of the Association of College Honor Societies.

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 criminal justice. The following link provides more details about becoming a member of the ACJA.

Thus, students can become a member of the Criminal Justice Student Association by joining either the ACJA-LAE or Alpha Phi Sigma. Some students recognize the benefits and chose to do both.

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