School of Criminal Justice

Student Organizations


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Alpha Phi Sigma

Alpha Phi Sigma is a national scholastic honorary society in criminal justice. The mission of Alpha Phi Sigma is to promote critical thinking, rigorous scholarship and life-long learning; to keep abreast of the advances in scientific research, to elevate the ethical standards of the criminal justice professions and to sustain in the public mind the benefit and necessity of education and professional training. The purposes of Alpha Phi Sigma are:

Promoting academic excellence through the recognition of scholarship.
Assisting in the development of professional and personal leadership among students and practitioners.
Providing opportunities for service to the community and the profession.
Encouraging greater communication among member chapters and the entire criminal justice profession.

Contact the faculty advisor for further details or assistance in becoming a registered member.
Faculty Advisor: School of Criminal Justice 
Office: 289-C DeVos Center
Office: 331-7130


CJSA Criminal Justice Student’s Association

The Criminal Justice Student’s Association (CJSA) was established in 2008.  The CJSA is open to graduate and undergraduate students from any discipline.  The CJSA is dedicated to increasing opportunities, both educational and professional, for students interested in a career in a criminal justice or related professions.

Contact the faculty advisor for further details or assistance in becoming a registered member.

Faculty Advisor: Pakky Gerkin
Office: 283 C DeVos Center
Office: 331-7175

Law Society

The purpose of this organization shall be to educate students that are interested in an undergraduate legal or law related education. This organization will provide students with information and opportunities related to law school and legal professions, including careers as paralegal professionals and attorneys. The organization will also enable students to develop relationships with legal professionals within the community. These purposes shall be achieved through regular meetings, presented speakers, events, and personal contacts with the legal community.

Graduate Student Professionals Organization (GPSA)
Membership open to all Graduate students

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