Criminal Justice Honor Society

Criminal Justice Honors Society logoPi Sigma Upsilon

Portland State University's Chapter of Alpha Phi Sigma

Alpha Phi Sigma is a national organization that recognizes academic excellence of Undergraduate and Graduate students of Criminal Justice, as well as Juris Doctorate students. The goals of Alpha Phi Sigma are to honor and promote academic excellence; community service; educational leadership and unity. Alpha Phi Sigma is the only Criminal Justice Honor Society which is a certified member of The Association of College Honor Societies and affiliated with The Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences. Check out the national headquarters' website.

There are Alpha Phi Sigma (APS) chapters all across the nation. Our chapter here at Portland State is Pi Sigma Upsilon. APS is a great way to meet others interested in Criminology & Criminal Justice, get information about careers as well as scholarship and community service opportunities, and last but not least, being in a recognized honorary group is a great addition to your resume/CV.

Interested in becoming a member of
Pi Sigma Upsilon?

Here are the minimum requirements:

Undergraduate Students:

  • CCJ Major or Minor
  • 3.2 Minimum G.P.A. in all courses
  • Minimum of 4 CCJ courses completed at Portland State

Graduate Students:

  • Student in CCJ Master’s or PhD Program
  • 3.4 Minimum G.P.A. in all courses
  • Minimum of 4 CCJ courses completed at Portland State

Also, you must apply at least one quarter prior to graduation. For example, if you are graduating in Spring 2018, you must apply before the end of finals week in Winter 2018.

If you meet all the requirements, please fill out an Alpha Phi Sigma application.

Please read the cover letter carefully as it outlines the requirements and payment information. If you have any questions, please contact

Regalia Orders

Regalia orders must be submitted by May 4th, 2018 to arrive in time for graduation!

Here are the steps you will need to follow to purchase regalia:

  1. Go to to view regalia options.
  2. Fill out this form in INK, not pencil. Our chapter name is Pi Sigma Upsilon. If you do not know your membership date, we will fill it out for you. You do not need to enter the date regalia is needed.
  3. Enter the below address for shipping: Christopher Campbell (Advisor) Portland State University Criminology & Criminal Justice – JUST PO Box 751 Portland, OR 97207
  4. Make money order out to "Pi Sigma Upsilon". The total on your money order should be the merchandise cost plus Two Dollars ($2) for shipping and handling. Please ignore the S&H rates listed on the order form.
  5. Bring the form and money order in to Elena at the 5th floor of the Urban Center (CCJ Department). Or, you can mail the form and money order to:

Portland State University
Pi Sigma Upsilon
Criminology & Criminal Justice - JUST
P.O. Box 751
Portland, OR 97207

Honor Society Regalia

*DO NOT send your order directly to headquarters.*
Only APS members are eligible for regalia.
We will contact you via email when your regalia has arrived!
Please feel free to contact us with any questions.

Officers & Faculty Advisors

2018-2019 Officers

Shana Ruess

Shana Ruess


Ginger Ruddell

Ginger Ruddell

Vice President

KJ Kresin

KJ Kresin


Tiffany Cummings

Tiffany Cummings


Addy the Mascot


Honor Society Mascot

Faculty Advisors

Connect with us

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Check out our PSU OrgSync page to connect with other members, as well as other clubs and organizations on campus!