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
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
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. Below is a list of all our meeting dates for
the Fall 2014 semester.
September 11th, September 25th,
October 9th, October 23rd, November 6th,
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. (Spring 2009)
- Sponsored a trip to the Carlisle Police Department for a tour (Fall 2012)
- 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.
Selling Criminal Justice Club t-shirts and sweatshirts, as well as Support Fallen Officers wristbands.
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 (Spring 2009)
Assisted with the Criminal Justice Department's annual Career Fair (Spring 2009)
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 2014 – Spring 2015
President: Noah Hayze
Vice President: Nate Heilman
Secretary: Mariah Henry
Treasurer: Chancellor Campbell
Faculty Advisor(s): Professor Stephanie Jirard
Immediate Past President: Collin Crawford
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 Noah Hayze.
Food drive for the Campus Spiritual Center
Tour of Loysville Youth Development Center
K-9 demonstration with Carlisle Police Dept
Movie Night at Leitersburg Cinema