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Student Clubs and Honor Soceities

Alpha Phi Sigma

Quinnipiac University is proud to have Psi Alpha, our local chapter of the National Criminal Justice Honor Society Alpha Phi Sigma.

Membership criteria are established by the head office and are as follows:

Undergraduate students shall be enrolled in an institution represented by a chapter of Alpha Phi Sigma. They must have declared a major, minor or equivalent in the criminal justice or related field, have completed three full time semesters or its equivalent. They must attain a minimum GPA of 3.2 on a 4.0 scale in their cumulative and criminal justice classes and rank in the top 35% of their class. A minimum of four courses of the above course work shall be in the criminal justice field.

For more information, please contact the faculty advisor, Dr. Steve McGuinn, at

Alpha Kappa Delta

Alpha Kappa Delta (AKD) is the International Sociology Honor Society.  AKD was founded in 1920 at the University of Southern California by Dr. Emory S. Bogardus and became affiliated with the Association of College Honor Societies(ACHS) in 1967. AKD is also affiliated with the American Sociological Society (ASA).

The purpose of Alpha Kappa Delta is to seek to acknowledge and promote excellence in the scholarship in the study of sociology, the research of social problems, and such other social and intellectual activities as will lead to improvement in the human condition.

Alpha Kappa Delta is a non-secret, democratic, international society of scholars dedicated to the ideal of Athropon Katamannthanein Diakonesin or “to investigate humanity for the purpose of service.”

For more information, please contact the faculty advisor, Prof. Xi Chen, at

Sigma Phi Omega

Beta Psi Chapter/Sigma Phi Omega (SPO) is the national academic honor and professional society in gerontology and was established in 1980 to recognize excellence of those who study gerontology and aging and the outstanding service of professionals who work with or on behalf of older persons. The formation of a society provides a much needed link between educators, practitioners, and administrators in various settings where older persons are served. The Beta Psi Chapter is located at Quinnipiac University.

For more information, please contact the faculty advisor, Dr. Catherine Solomon, at

The Society, Life, and Justice Club

The Society, Life, and Justice Club gives department majors and minors (SO, GT, CJ, AN) the opportunity to connect with each other, engage in meaningful experiences, and support our department.

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The Society for Anthropological Research

The Society for Anthropological Research (SAR) is an organization that aims to connect students with research opportunities in the Anthropology Program within the department of Sociology. Additionally, we have events such as movie nights and field trips. SAR has been to the Beardsley Zoo, the Center Church Crypt in New Haven, and trips to New York City!

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Criminal Justice Club