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School of Criminology and Criminal Justice

Student Organizations

Undergraduate Organizations

The Criminal Justice Student Organization - Omaha (CJSO) provides students with occasions to learn more about the criminal justice system, to network with other students and faculty and to interact with individuals who are directly involved with the Criminal Justice System. CJSO 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 UNO undergraduate students. For additional information contact Samantha Clinkinbeard Ph.D. (faculty advisor) or join the Organization’s Facebook group:

The Criminal Justice Student Association - Lincoln 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 contact Jonathan Brauer, Ph.D. (faculty advisor).

Graduate Student Organization

The Graduate Student Organization (GSO) serves to answer questions regarding the graduate programs, facilitate social functions, and act as a liaison between faculty and students. The GSO holds regular meetings and is open to all graduate and doctoral students in Criminology and Criminal Justice. For additional information contact H. Daniel Butler, MA (President).

Criminal Justice Honor Society

Eta is the name of the University of Nebraska at Omaha and University of Nebraska-Lincoln chapter of Alpha Phi Sigma. The chapter was formed in 1971 at UNO. A second chapter, Chi Epsilon, was formed at UNL in 1993, but at this time both UNO and UNL Criminology and Criminal Justice students are served by the Eta chapter. The society recognizes scholastic excellence by undergraduate and graduate students in the criminal justice sciences.

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 3.2 or above. Interested students may pick up an application form in the School of Criminology and Criminal Justice office located in 218 CPACS. For additional information contact Candice Batton, Ph.D. (faculty advisor).