Wednesday, December 12, 2012
Ten students were recently inducted into the Gamma Phi Chapter of Alpha Phi Sigma, a nationally recognized honor society for students pursuing a criminal justice degree at SC State University. The organization was chartered on the campus of SC State University in April 2011, by 11 devoted students.
The purpose of Alpha Phi Sigma is to recognize scholarly achievement in the field of criminal justice. In order to become a member of this elite society, members must complete 1/3 of the credit hours required for graduation, with at least 12 credit hours in the field of criminal justice. They must also be recommended by a local chapter advisor or faculty member and possess and maintain a 3.2 cumulative grade point average (GPA). Members must also rank in the top 35 percent of their class.
The students recently inducted were Tyarti Gerald, Karen Smith, Lakesha Clawson, Acasia Ford, Sikensens Wilson, Mariah Hebbe, Tiana Jones, Christian Mitchell, Whitley Richardson and Eduardo Curry, II. As recent inductees, these determined students will have opportunities such as eligibility for scholarships, internships, involvement in the national conference and the opportunity to interact with other goal-oriented, energetic students. They will also have the opportunity to meet and network with professionals at the local, state and national level. Since the chapter’s inception, student members have been involved in a number of campus and community service activities.