Alpha Phi Sigma National Criminal Justice Honor Society
Alpha Phi Sigma is the only National Criminal Justice Honor Society for Justics Studies
majors. The society recognizes academic excellence of undergraduate, graduate students
of criminal justice, as well as juris doctorate.
Chi Pi Sigma is a coeducational, professional, criminal justice fraternity exclusively
at San Jose State University. Student members are individuals, of varying majors,
with career goals in the criminal justice system such as: law, law enforcement, probation,
corrections, and so on. For over 75 years, our student members have gone into these
respective fields on a local, state, and federal level, as well as the private sector.
The primary objective of the Fraternity is to assist members with occupational preparedness,
career selection, career acquisition and to provide a fertile environment for academic
study and social networking. Chi Pi Sigma also supports and promotes the Justice Studies
Department, strives to improve the campus environment and makes positive contributions
to the local community through numerous volunteer opportunities and committee involvement.
Email us at ChiPiSigmaSJSU@gmail.com to learn more and to find out how to become a member.
Forensic Science Students - Forensic Science Club (FSS)
Our purpose is to provide the forum for forensic science students to exchange information
on course work, scholarships and to promote mentoring, and to make available activities
which reflect the interest of the group. We facilitate contacts within the forensic
science community in order to provide internships, guest speakers and future job opportunities.
Founded in the fall of 2009, the Justice Studies Student Group Task Force was created
to promote camaraderie and collaboration between the student groups in the Justice
Studies Department. The Task Force is made up of two members of each of the JS student
groups as well as representatives from the graduate program and recent JS alumni.The
task force is responsible for organizing and running the Fall and Spring JS convocations
along with the annual Confidence Challenge. The Confidence Challenge is a physical
agility event in which teams compete against one another in a friendly but challenging
version of the physical agility test for law enforcement with a creative twist. The
purpose of this competition is to give students and faculty an idea of the physical
challenges which must be met by law enforcement candidates, but more importantly,
it promotes camaraderie and companionship throughout the Justice Studies Department.