Criminology and Criminal Justice Student Organizations
Both the UNO and UNL campuses have their own student organizations:
- The Criminal Justice Student Organization - Omaha (CJSO) provides students with opportunities 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 Yves Bemba (advisor) or join the Organization’s Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/unocjso
- 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 Colleen Kadleck, Ph.D.
National Association of Blacks in CJ Student Organization
UNOs School of Criminology and Criminal Justice has formed a new student organization entitled Blacks in Criminal Justice. Under the faculty leadership of Mark Foxall, Ph.D., UNOs local chapter of Blacks in Criminal Justice has aligned its mission with the national association, which is to work toward achieving equal justice for blacks and other minorities within the criminal justice system and to increase minority representation in criminal justice career fields.
The organization meets twice a month, and membership is open to all students enrolled in the University, regardless of race, ethnicity or academic pursuits. The organization is open to graduiate students and alumni. There is no fee to join. To find out more information, or to join Blacks in Criminal Justice, go to https://unomaha.campuslabs.com/engage/organization/nabcj or contact Tyler Payne at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Criminal Justice Honor SocietyEta 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 Katie Hansen (Omaha campus) or Sarah Nelson (Lincoln campus).