Criminal Justice Student Clubs
Criminal Justice Association
The Criminal Justice Association of Alvernia University is made up of criminal justice major students, forensic science students and other students interested in the criminal justice degree. The focus of the Reading club is on all aspects of the criminal justice system including law enforcement, probation and parole, the court system, corrections and forensic science. In addition to meeting regularly, the club is engaged in various community activities, service projects, trips and bringing in outside speakers.
Saint Thomas More Society
The Saint Thomas More Honor Society (Reading) is the honors society of the criminal justice department and is open to all criminal justice major students who meet the membership criteria. New members are inducted each year at the spring banquet when they receive certificates of membership.
1. Must be a criminal justice major
2. Must be an active member of the Criminal Justice Association
3. Must have attained junior status academically at time of application
4. Must have completed 15 credits in criminal justice at Alvernia University at the time of application
5. Must have a 3.2 GPA in the criminal justice major and a 3.2 overall GPA at the time of application
6. Must attend the banquet in all years of eligibility
7. Must attend Division Awards in Reading to receive the medallion
8. Must demonstrate knowledge of the life of Saint Thomas More as a model and patron for criminal justice major students.
9. Must make one-time dues payment at the time of application. ($50.00)
Alpha Phi Sigma
Alpha Phi Sigma is the Criminal Justice National Honor Society at Alvernia University.
The purpose is to promote critical thinking, rigorous scholarship and lifelong 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.
Alpha Phi Sigma has recognized Alvernia University as the Gamma Nu Chapter in Reading. The nationally recognized chapter strives for the commitment to lifelong learning.
Undergraduate criminal justice degree students shall be enrolled in the institution represented by the chapter, have declared a criminal justice major, criminal justice minor or equivalent in criminal justice fields, have completed three full-time semesters or equivalent, have a minimum GPA of 3.2 in courses in criminal justice degree fields and who are in the top 35 percent of their classes. A minimum of four courses of the above course work shall be in the criminal justice field.