Student and Alumni Organizations
Alpha Phi Sigma
Sigma Chapter (Tampa Campus)
The mission of Alpha Phi Sigma is to promote analytical 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.
The goals of Alpha Phi Sigma shall be to honor and promote academic excellence; service; leadership and unity.
The purpose of the Sigma chapter is to promote analytical 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 benefits and necessity of education and professional training.
Fall 2023 Officers
- President: Bressia Borja
- Vice President: Gabrielle Fuchslocher
- Treasurer & Fundraising Chair: Rachel Weekes
- Secretary: Bella Buontempo
- Philanthropy Chair: Brooke Martella
- Parliamentary Chair: Emily Ashman & Reagan Tenenbaum
Chapter Email: usfapssigmaGRP@usfedu.onmicrosoft.com
In order to become a member of Alpha Phi Sigma, undergraduates must be enrolled in the University of South Florida, have declared a major, minor, or equivalent in the criminal justice or related field, have completed at least 45 credit hours*, have a minimum GPA of 3.2 on a 4.0 scale. A minimum of 4 courses of the above coursework shall be in the criminal justice field.
Graduate students must be enrolled at the time of application in a criminal justice or related field, have completed 4 courses, and have a minimum GPA of 3.4 for masters students and 3.6 for doctoral students.**
Any Alpha Phi Sigma member who transfers to another college or university shall be accepted into that local chapter and shall pay the local chapter fee, if any. After one term, the member shall be subject to all rules, regulations, and requirements of that local chapter. Headquarters will not issue a new certificate of membership unless specifically requested by the chapter advisor and paid for by the member.
*Students who have completed an Associate degree in Criminal Justice and are currently enrolled in a bachelor’s program with a minimum GPA of 3.4 on a 4.0 scale are eligible for membership.
** Up to three courses in previous degree level in Criminal Justice may be used to satisfy the four-course requirement. These courses, for masters must equate to a 3.4 GPA or higher, and the cumulative undergraduate or graduate degree program GPA is a 3.2 or higher. These courses, for doctoral students, must equate to a 3.6 GPA or higher, and the cumulative master’s program GPA is 3.4 or higher.
Interested members are more than welcome to reach out to Co-Advisors or the President for questions.
APS Members during philanthropy event raking leaves for the Crisis Center of Tampa Bay.