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Alpha Phi Sigma

Alpha Phi Sigma is the National Criminal Justice Honor Society that recognizes undergraduate and graduate students for academic excellence in the criminal justice field.

Undergraduate Students

To apply to The Citadel's chapter Delta Eta, students must have a declared a major, minor, or equivalent in the criminal justice or related field and must have completed three full semesters or its equivalent. Students must attain a minimum GPA of 3.2 on a 4.0 scale.

Graduate Students

Graduate students must be enrolled in a graduate program in criminal justice or a related field, have completed four courses, have a minimum GPA of 3.4 on a 4.0 scale.

Alpha Phi Sigma is the only certified member Criminal Justice Honor Society of The Association of College Honor Societies and is affiliated with The Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences.


Alpha Phi Sigma, Delta Eta Chapter Officers 2015-2016

President: Cadet Coby Moran
Vice President: Cadet Stephen Sommers

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Brian Norris

Past Officers

2014-2015, President: Cadet Tanner Jameson, Vice President: Cadet Nolan Bradley 

2012-2013, President: Cadet Martin Butler, Vice President: Cadet Michael Whelan

Past Faculty Advisors

Dr. Matthew Zommer

Dr. Catherine Burton

Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences Annual Conference, Orlando, FL, March 2015dscn0660

 Nolan Bradley presents at ACJS on "Comparative Prisoners' Rights Movements: The US and Britain"


Jonathan Eveler, McKenzie Duncan, Tanner Jameson, Nolan Bradley, and Dr. Brian Norris at ACJS Conference

Col. Ted Spain (USA ret.) gives talk at the Citadel at Invitation of Alpha Phi Sigma, April 2015


Col. Spain, author of Breaking Iraq: The Ten Mistakes that Broke Iraq, addresses cadets in Bond Hall auditorium 



Col. Spain and honor society members at a reception before the talk, "Policing, Courts and Corrections in Iraq: Opportunities and Limitations of Creating Institutions from Whole Cloth in a Foreign Land"



Challenge Coins from the 18th Military Police Brigade on Display at the Criminal Justice Office, 330 Capers

Alpha Phi Sigma, Delta Eta chapter patch


Created by: President Cadet Butler, Vice President Cadet Whelan, & Cadet Clyburn.

Symbols incorporated into the patch:

Top Left: The symbol for Alpha Phi Sigma.

Top Right: The colors and pattern represent the Quad, which symbolizes Citadel pride. There are 5 Quads located in each of the barracks at The Citadel, they are used for formations by the Corps of Cadets; the colors, red and white, are colors of the South Carolina battle flag. It includes the crossing of an M14 rifle and a sword; Cadet Officers carry the sword, and the M14 rifle is carried during parades.

Bottom Left: The Citadel mascot, the bulldog.

Bottom Right: The Lady of Justice, representing fair and equal opportunity within the law. In the statue’s right had is the balancing scales in which she measures Truth & Fairness, in her left hand is a sword representing Power & Reason, the blindfold over her eyes symbolizes Objectivity.