There are two undergraduate student organizations, one graduate student organization, and one active honor society within the School of Criminology and Criminal Justice. Information about these organizations can be found below.
The University of Nebraska at Omaha Criminal Justice Student Organization provides students with occasions to learn more about the criminal justice system, to network with other students and faculty interested in Criminology and Criminal Justice, and to interact with and learn from individuals who are directly involved with the Criminal Justice System. The Organization also provides students with opportunities to hold leadership positions and to participate in service to their communities. The organization typically meets monthly and is open to any University of Nebraska at Omaha undergraduate students. For additional information about the Criminal Justice Student Organization, please contact Samantha Clinkinbeard Ph.D. (faculty advisor) or join the Organization’s Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/UNOCJSO/.
The University of Nebraska at Lincoln Criminal Justice Student Association is organized by and for undergraduate criminology and criminal justice students for the purposes of networking, socializing, and learning about experiences and employment opportunities in the field of Criminology and Criminal Justice through speakers, tours, and other events. Regular meetings are held approximately once per month during the academic year and usually showcase a speaker from a criminal justice agency or related organization, including local, state, and federal policing, law, corrections, homeland security, and corporate loss prevention. For additional information about the Criminal Justice Student Association, please contact Jonathan Brauer, Ph.D. (faculty advisor).
Graduate Student Organization
The University of Nebraska at Omaha School of Criminology and Criminal Justice Graduate Student Organization serves to answer questions regarding the graduate programs, facilitate social functions, and act as a liaison between faculty and students. The Organization holds regular meetings and is open to all Masters and Doctoral students in Criminology and Criminal Justice. For additional information about the Criminal Justice Graduate Student Organization, please contact H. Daniel Butler, MA (President).
Criminal Justice Honor Society
Eta Chapter is the chapter of Alpha Phi Sigma, the national honor society for criminal justice, for the University of Nebraska at Omaha and the University of Nebraska at Lincoln. The Society recognizes scholastic excellence by undergraduate and graduate students in the criminal justice sciences. Activities that the organization is involved in are planned by its student members on each campus, but often include sponsoring guest speakers, assisting with fund raising for community non-profit organizations, and participating in community service projects.
Students who are interested in applying for membership in Alpha Phi Sigma must be a Criminology and Criminal Justice major or minor, have completed 36 credit hours (including four courses in Criminology and Criminal Justice), and have a cumulative undergraduate G.P.A. of 3.2 or above or a cumulative graduate G.P.A. of 3.4 or above. Interested students may pick up an application form in the School of Criminology and Criminal Justice office located at University of Nebraska Omaha in 218 CPACS. For additional information about Alpha Phi Sigma, please contact Candice Batton, Ph.D. (faculty advisor).