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Student Associations

Troy University's Criminology provides two nationally recognized student associations .

These associations provide opportunities for students to become more involved in extracurricular activities related to their field of choice. Below is some information on each of the student associations, as well as the requirements for membership in each.

LAE

Lambda Alpha Epsilon

Membership in Lambda Alpha Epsilon is composed of individuals employed in the criminal justice system or taking a course of study in criminal justice at an accredited college or university at the time the application is submitted. As a member of the American Criminal Justice Association-Lambda Alpha Epsilon, you are entitled to several benefits.

Students are eligible to participate in the Regional or National Conference held annually and competes in workshops, seminars, written, practical, and physical competitive events. Several students participate on the University Pistol Team, a sub-component of LAE and attend the National Conference and compete each year. Throughout the year, members participate in several activities in the community.

Requirements for membership include:Students must be enrolled in and in good standing with the University
Enrolled in, as a major or minor in Criminal Justice or employed in the Criminal Justice Field
Pay the annual membership dues
For more information on Lambda Alpha Epsilon please visit the national organization's website at: http://www.acjalae.org.

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APS

Alpha Phi Sigma

Alpha Phi Sigma 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 that is a certified member of The Association of College Honor Societies and affiliated with The Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences.

Requirements for Undergraduate Membership are: Students shall be enrolled in the institution represented by the chapter (students must be enrolled at Troy University)
Students must have a declared major or minor in criminal justice or a related field.
Completed three (3) full time semesters or its equivalent, with a G.P.A. of 3.2 or higher on a 4.0 scale and be ranked in the top 35% of their class.
A minimum of four (4) courses of the above course work shall be in the criminal justice field.
Requirements for Graduate Membership are as follows: Students shall be enrolled in a graduate program in criminal justice or related field
Students shall have completed four (4) courses in criminal justice with a minimum GPA of 3.40 on a 4.0 scale or rank in the upper 25% of their class.
For more information on Alpha Phi Sigma please visit the national organization's website at: http://www.alphaphisigma.org.

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VOCAL

Alpha Phi Sigma and Pi Gamma Mu members participated in VOCAL's Annual State Homicide Vigil on April 29th, 2022.

The vigil is held to honor homicide victims that were murdered in the past year in the state of Alabama and was held on the steps of the Alabama Attorney General's Office. The students helped in the set up by putting out chairs and blowing up over 250 balloons to be released at the event. During the event they passed out tissues, candles and glow sticks. The students also helped in cleaning up after the event was over.

Students pictured are: Lexie Scarber, Allen Roberts, Lawson Meyer, Addison Meeks, Justin McPherson

Advisor: Jessica Childs

VOCAL

Alpha Phi Sigma and Pi Gamma Mu members participated in VOCAL's Annual State Homicide Vigil on April 29th, 2022.

The vigil is held to honor homicide victims that were murdered in the past year in the state of Alabama and was held on the steps of the Alabama Attorney General's Office. The students helped in the set up by putting out chairs and blowing up over 250 balloons to be released at the event. During the event they passed out tissues, candles and glow sticks. The students also helped in cleaning up after the event was over.

Students pictured are: Lexie Scarber, Allen Roberts, Lawson Meyer, Addison Meeks, Justin McPherson

Advisor: Jessica Childs

VOCAL

Alpha Phi Sigma and Pi Gamma Mu members participated in VOCAL's Annual State Homicide Vigil on April 29th, 2022.


The vigil is held to honor homicide victims that were murdered in the past year in the state of Alabama and was held on the steps of the Alabama Attorney General's Office. The students helped in the set up by putting out chairs and blowing up over 250 balloons to be released at the event. During the event they passed out tissues, candles and glow sticks. The students also helped in cleaning up after the event was over.

Students pictured are: Lexie Scarber, Allen Roberts, Lawson Meyer, Addison Meeks, Justin McPherson

Advisor: Jessica Childs

VOCAL

Alpha Phi Sigma and Pi Gamma Mu members participated in VOCAL's Annual State Homicide Vigil on April 29th, 2022.


The vigil is held to honor homicide victims that were murdered in the past year in the state of Alabama and was held on the steps of the Alabama Attorney General's Office. The students helped in the set up by putting out chairs and blowing up over 250 balloons to be released at the event. During the event they passed out tissues, candles and glow sticks. The students also helped in cleaning up after the event was over.

Students pictured are: Lexie Scarber, Allen Roberts, Lawson Meyer, Addison Meeks, Justin McPherson

Advisor: Jessica Childs

VOCAL

Alpha Phi Sigma and Pi Gamma Mu members participated in VOCAL's Annual State Homicide Vigil on April 29th, 2022.


The vigil is held to honor homicide victims that were murdered in the past year in the state of Alabama and was held on the steps of the Alabama Attorney General's Office. The students helped in the set up by putting out chairs and blowing up over 250 balloons to be released at the event. During the event they passed out tissues, candles and glow sticks. The students also helped in cleaning up after the event was over.

Students pictured are: Lexie Scarber, Allen Roberts, Lawson Meyer, Addison Meeks, Justin McPherson

Advisor: Jessica Childs

VOCAL

Alpha Phi Sigma and Pi Gamma Mu members participated in VOCAL's Annual State Homicide Vigil on April 29th, 2022.


The vigil is held to honor homicide victims that were murdered in the past year in the state of Alabama and was held on the steps of the Alabama Attorney General's Office. The students helped in the set up by putting out chairs and blowing up over 250 balloons to be released at the event. During the event they passed out tissues, candles and glow sticks. The students also helped in cleaning up after the event was over.

Students pictured are: Lexie Scarber, Allen Roberts, Lawson Meyer, Addison Meeks, Justin McPherson

Advisor: Jessica Childs

VOCAL

Alpha Phi Sigma and Pi Gamma Mu members participated in VOCAL's Annual State Homicide Vigil on April 29th, 2022.


The vigil is held to honor homicide victims that were murdered in the past year in the state of Alabama and was held on the steps of the Alabama Attorney General's Office. The students helped in the set up by putting out chairs and blowing up over 250 balloons to be released at the event. During the event they passed out tissues, candles and glow sticks. The students also helped in cleaning up after the event was over.

Students pictured are: Lexie Scarber, Allen Roberts, Lawson Meyer, Addison Meeks, Justin McPherson

Advisor: Jessica Childs

VOCAL

Alpha Phi Sigma and Pi Gamma Mu members participated in VOCAL's Annual State Homicide Vigil on April 29th, 2022.


The vigil is held to honor homicide victims that were murdered in the past year in the state of Alabama and was held on the steps of the Alabama Attorney General's Office. The students helped in the set up by putting out chairs and blowing up over 250 balloons to be released at the event. During the event they passed out tissues, candles and glow sticks. The students also helped in cleaning up after the event was over.

Students pictured are: Lexie Scarber, Allen Roberts, Lawson Meyer, Addison Meeks, Justin McPherson

Advisor: Jessica Childs

VOCAL

Alpha Phi Sigma and Pi Gamma Mu members participated in VOCAL's Annual State Homicide Vigil on April 29th, 2022.

The vigil is held to honor homicide victims that were murdered in the past year in the state of Alabama and was held on the steps of the Alabama Attorney General's Office. The students helped in the set up by putting out chairs and blowing up over 250 balloons to be released at the event. During the event they passed out tissues, candles and glow sticks. The students also helped in cleaning up after the event was over.

Students pictured are: Lexie Scarber, Allen Roberts, Lawson Meyer, Addison Meeks, Justin McPherson

Advisor: Jessica Childs

VOCAL

Alpha Phi Sigma and Pi Gamma Mu members participated in VOCAL's Annual State Homicide Vigil on April 29th, 2022.


The vigil is held to honor homicide victims that were murdered in the past year in the state of Alabama and was held on the steps of the Alabama Attorney General's Office. The students helped in the set up by putting out chairs and blowing up over 250 balloons to be released at the event. During the event they passed out tissues, candles and glow sticks. The students also helped in cleaning up after the event was over.

Students pictured are: Lexie Scarber, Allen Roberts, Lawson Meyer, Addison Meeks, Justin McPherson

Advisor: Jessica Childs

VOCAL

Alpha Phi Sigma and Pi Gamma Mu members participated in VOCAL's Annual State Homicide Vigil on April 29th, 2022.


The vigil is held to honor homicide victims that were murdered in the past year in the state of Alabama and was held on the steps of the Alabama Attorney General's Office. The students helped in the set up by putting out chairs and blowing up over 250 balloons to be released at the event. During the event they passed out tissues, candles and glow sticks. The students also helped in cleaning up after the event was over.

Students pictured are: Lexie Scarber, Allen Roberts, Lawson Meyer, Addison Meeks, Justin McPherson

Advisor: Jessica Childs

VOCAL

Alpha Phi Sigma and Pi Gamma Mu members participated in VOCAL's Annual State Homicide Vigil on April 29th, 2022.


The vigil is held to honor homicide victims that were murdered in the past year in the state of Alabama and was held on the steps of the Alabama Attorney General's Office. The students helped in the set up by putting out chairs and blowing up over 250 balloons to be released at the event. During the event they passed out tissues, candles and glow sticks. The students also helped in cleaning up after the event was over.

Students pictured are: Lexie Scarber, Allen Roberts, Lawson Meyer, Addison Meeks, Justin McPherson

Advisor: Jessica Childs

VOCAL

Alpha Phi Sigma and Pi Gamma Mu members participated in VOCAL's Annual State Homicide Vigil on April 29th, 2022.


The vigil is held to honor homicide victims that were murdered in the past year in the state of Alabama and was held on the steps of the Alabama Attorney General's Office. The students helped in the set up by putting out chairs and blowing up over 250 balloons to be released at the event. During the event they passed out tissues, candles and glow sticks. The students also helped in cleaning up after the event was over.

Students pictured are: Lexie Scarber, Allen Roberts, Lawson Meyer, Addison Meeks, Justin McPherson

Advisor: Jessica Childs

VOCAL

Alpha Phi Sigma and Pi Gamma Mu members participated in VOCAL's Annual State Homicide Vigil on April 29th, 2022.


The vigil is held to honor homicide victims that were murdered in the past year in the state of Alabama and was held on the steps of the Alabama Attorney General's Office. The students helped in the set up by putting out chairs and blowing up over 250 balloons to be released at the event. During the event they passed out tissues, candles and glow sticks. The students also helped in cleaning up after the event was over.

Students pictured are: Lexie Scarber, Allen Roberts, Lawson Meyer, Addison Meeks, Justin McPherson

Advisor: Jessica Childs

VOCAL

Alpha Phi Sigma and Pi Gamma Mu members participated in VOCAL's Annual State Homicide Vigil on April 29th, 2022.


The vigil is held to honor homicide victims that were murdered in the past year in the state of Alabama and was held on the steps of the Alabama Attorney General's Office. The students helped in the set up by putting out chairs and blowing up over 250 balloons to be released at the event. During the event they passed out tissues, candles and glow sticks. The students also helped in cleaning up after the event was over.

Students pictured are: Lexie Scarber, Allen Roberts, Lawson Meyer, Addison Meeks, Justin McPherson

Advisor: Jessica Childs

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Goshen Elementary

Students in Alpha Phi Sigma and Pi Gamma Mu presented a Substance Abuse Education course to 5th graders at Goshen Elementary school on April 20th from 9-11 am.

 Information covered included Alcohol, Marijuana, the dangers of Vaping, and the abuse of prescription medications as well as how to get help or help someone with an addiction. The elementary students participated in two obstacle courses where they wore drunk goggles to demonstrate alcohol intoxication at various levels.

Students in attendance were: Lexi Scarber, Allen Roberts, Lawson Meyer, Addison Meeks, Lian Kong-Quee, Kacie Creel, Carrie Watts and Justin McPherson

Advisor: Jessica Childs

Goshen Elementary

Students in Alpha Phi Sigma and Pi Gamma Mu presented a Substance Abuse Education course to 5th graders at Goshen Elementary school on April 20th from 9-11 am.

Information covered included Alcohol, Marijuana, the dangers of Vaping, and the abuse of prescription medications as well as how to get help or help someone with an addiction. The elementary students participated in two obstacle courses where they wore drunk goggles to demonstrate alcohol intoxication at various levels.

Students in attendance were: Lexi Scarber, Allen Roberts, Lawson Meyer, Addison Meeks, Lian Kong-Quee, Kacie Creel, Carrie Watts and Justin McPherson

Advisor: Jessica Childs

Goshen Elementary

Students in Alpha Phi Sigma and Pi Gamma Mu presented a Substance Abuse Education course to 5th graders at Goshen Elementary school on April 20th from 9-11 am.

Information covered included Alcohol, Marijuana, the dangers of Vaping, and the abuse of prescription medications as well as how to get help or help someone with an addiction. The elementary students participated in two obstacle courses where they wore drunk goggles to demonstrate alcohol intoxication at various levels.

Students in attendance were: Lexi Scarber, Allen Roberts, Lawson Meyer, Addison Meeks, Lian Kong-Quee, Kacie Creel, Carrie Watts and Justin McPherson

Advisor: Jessica Childs

Goshen Elementary

Students in Alpha Phi Sigma and Pi Gamma Mu presented a Substance Abuse Education course to 5th graders at Goshen Elementary school on April 20th from 9-11 am.

Information covered included Alcohol, Marijuana, the dangers of Vaping, and the abuse of prescription medications as well as how to get help or help someone with an addiction. The elementary students participated in two obstacle courses where they wore drunk goggles to demonstrate alcohol intoxication at various levels.

Students in attendance were: Lexi Scarber, Allen Roberts, Lawson Meyer, Addison Meeks, Lian Kong-Quee, Kacie Creel, Carrie Watts and Justin McPherson

Advisor: Jessica Childs

GEH

Students in Alpha Phi Sigma and Pi Gamma Mu presented a Substance Abuse Education course to 5th graders at Goshen Elementary school on April 20th from 9-11 am.

Information covered included Alcohol, Marijuana, the dangers of Vaping, and the abuse of prescription medications as well as how to get help or help someone with an addiction. The elementary students participated in two obstacle courses where they wore drunk goggles to demonstrate alcohol intoxication at various levels.

Students in attendance were: Lexi Scarber, Allen Roberts, Lawson Meyer, Addison Meeks, Lian Kong-Quee, Kacie Creel, Carrie Watts and Justin McPherson

Advisor: Jessica Childs

GES

Students in Alpha Phi Sigma and Pi Gamma Mu presented a Substance Abuse Education course to 5th graders at Goshen Elementary school on April 20th from 9-11 am.

Information covered included Alcohol, Marijuana, the dangers of Vaping, and the abuse of prescription medications as well as how to get help or help someone with an addiction. The elementary students participated in two obstacle courses where they wore drunk goggles to demonstrate alcohol intoxication at various levels.

Students in attendance were: Lexi Scarber, Allen Roberts, Lawson Meyer, Addison Meeks, Lian Kong-Quee, Kacie Creel, Carrie Watts and Justin McPherson

Advisor: Jessica Childs

GES

Students in Alpha Phi Sigma and Pi Gamma Mu presented a Substance Abuse Education course to 5th graders at Goshen Elementary school on April 20th from 9-11 am.

Information covered included Alcohol, Marijuana, the dangers of Vaping, and the abuse of prescription medications as well as how to get help or help someone with an addiction. The elementary students participated in two obstacle courses where they wore drunk goggles to demonstrate alcohol intoxication at various levels.

Students in attendance were: Lexi Scarber, Allen Roberts, Lawson Meyer, Addison Meeks, Lian Kong-Quee, Kacie Creel, Carrie Watts and Justin McPherson

Advisor: Jessica Childs

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Alpha Phi Sigma members donate to Family Sunshine Center 

Alpha Phi Sigma members

Alpha Phi Sigma members donate $858 to the Family Sunshine Center Holiday Wish List Project to buy Christmas gifts for the families. Left to right: Addison Meeks, Lawson Meyers, Austin Bennett, Jessica Childs (advisor), Lexi Scarber, Allen Roberts.

Lambda Alpha Epsilon Pistol Team

LAE Pistol Team

Students participating at the Lambda Alpha Epsilon pistol competition.          

Lambda Alpha Epsilon Conference

LAE Conference

Students attending the American Criminal Justice Association Annual Conference.  

Lambda Alpha Epsilon 

APS

Lambda Alpha Epsilon awards.