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Alpha Phi Sigma - The National Criminal Justice Honor Society

Alpha Phi Sigma - Zeta Iota

Established in 2003, Zeta Iota (ZI) is CSUB's chapter of the only nationally recognized Criminal Justice Honor Society, Alpha Phi Sigma.  Created to honor Criminal Justice majors and minors, the society recognizes the academic excellence of undergraduate and graduate students in the discipline of Criminal Justice.

Membership is available to students:

  • Pursuing a major, minor or equivalent in Criminal Justice
  • With a 3.2 GPA for both overall and Criminal Justice coursework who rank in the top 35% of the class
  • Who have completed three semesters AND four courses in Criminal Justice (12 units)

Applications are excepted during spring terms in the month of February. If you are eligible and interested in joining APS, please complete a membership application online at and obtain a $70 cashier's check or money order made payable to Alpha Phi Sigma National Honors Society. An additional $10 fee is payable for students enrolled in online classes only.

Return the membership application and one-time membership dues to the Academic Advisor.

Student Member Application

Graduates receive honors distinction in the commencement ceremonies program and are allowed to wear distinguishing Alpha Phi Sigma honors regalia. Please see for more information on ordering honors regalia through the ZI Advisor.

Alpha Phi Sigma Advisor:

Lindsay Nelson, M.S.
Department of Criminal Justice
DDH C117
(661) 654-2088

Alpha Phi Sigma Alumni

Now that you've graduated, keep in touch Networking, Job Opportunities, Conferences, Newsletters and More! Join the Alumni of Alpha Phi Sigma, The National Criminal Justice Honor Society.

Please complete, print and mail the application with membership dues:

Alumni Application

Department of Criminal Justice

California State University, Bakersfield
Mail Stop: 24 DDH
9001 Stockdale Highway
Bakersfield, CA 93311-1022

Phone: (661) 654-2433
Fax:  (661) 654-2627
Office:  DDH C114