Criminal Justice Club

The Criminal Justice club is one of the most exciting clubs at Shippensburg University and it is open to all students. We seek to provide interesting events, critical information, and valuable skills to students interested in all fields of Criminal Justice—including Law Enforcement, Forensics, Corrections, Law and Criminology. We are committed to helping students reach their academic and professional goals through network and skill building, while also assisting our community with creative charity work and community service.

Benefits of Membership

Despite the clear focus the club puts on the field of Criminal Justice, it is open—and free—to all students of Shippensburg University. All it takes to be a member is to consider yourself one. Students are encouraged to attend our bi-weekly meetings to learn more about the club, the field and our coming events.

The Criminal Justice club offers students the opportunity to develop their skills and knowledge, and learn more about the many careers and issues in the field of Criminal Justice. They can also form connections with interested students, professors and established professionals—in other words, creating a network. In addition, students have the opportunity to participate in exciting events—such as playing Dodgeball, Airsoft/Paintball, attend Murder Mystery Dinners and take part in both Crime Scene Investigations and Criminal Trials. Students will also have the chance to be part of club field trips to places such as the Cumberland County Prison, Shooters Range in Chambersburg, and Washington D.C to visit the Museum and Crime and Punishment and its Forensics laboratory. Unique to the Criminal Justice club is the opportunity to become a Junior Executive. Junior Executives are chosen by the Executive board and join them in all executive meetings. Junior Executives gain the knowledge and experience of running a club, which is invaluable experience to have in college and beyond.


Our club meetings are held bi-weekly in Shippen Hall 224 at 3:30pm. These meetings last between 30 and 60 minutes and consist of club news and discussions, along with a variety of guest speakers and presentations created by the Executive Board.

Criminal Justice Club Membership Form


The Criminal Justice Club engages in a variety of activities each academic year. Here are some examples of the activities we have sponsored in the past:

  • Traveled to the Crime and Punishment Museum in Washington, D.C.
  • Sponsored a trip to the Carlisle Police Department for a tour
  • Hosted several guest speakers from various agencies in the field of criminal justice to include: the FBI, Pennsylvania State Police, Cornell Abraxas, and The Pennsylvania Department of Probation and Parole.

Community Service

Donated over 215 non-perishable food items to the Kings Kettle Food Pantry before the holidays.
Hosted a CPR training and certification seminar for CRJ students
Assisted with the Criminal Justice Department's annual Career Fair

Future Goals of the Organization
We are always looking to provide greater access to individuals in the field who can answer questions, offer their insight, and provide direction to students. Additionally, we are exploring the requirements necessary to establish a chapter of the American Criminal Justice Association (Lambda Alpha Epsilon). By sponsoring speakers, trips, community service activities, and by joining a national organization, we can continue to expand our networking capabilities and enhance the recognition of our Club.

CJ Club Executive Board Fall 2015 – Spring 2016

President: Lauren Miller

Vice President: Riley Eidenmiller

Secretary: Evan Shircliffe

Treasurer: Ryan Holler

Faculty Advisor(s): Professor Stephanie Jirard

Immediate Past President: Noah Hayze

We are looking forward to welcoming new members! If you have any questions or are interested in being a guest speaker at a CRJ club meeting, please contact President Lauren Miller.

criminal Justice club p1

Loysville Youth Development Center Spring 2013

Food drive for the Campus Spiritual Center

Tour of Loysville Youth Development Center

criminal Justice club p2

Movie Night Fall 2012

K-9 demonstration with Carlisle Police Dept

Movie Night at Leitersburg Cinema

More Information