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Department of Criminal Justice and Criminology Student Organizations

Criminal justice majors, graduate students, and students from other disciplines are welcome to join the two student criminal justice organizations. Many students are members of both organizations, and the two groups often meet and work together on projects.

Criminal Justice Club

The Criminal Justice Club is a group of students who share a common interest in criminal justice issues. The club is active in bringing speakers to campus and working with community organizations.

Students interested in joining the Criminal Justice Club may contact Dr. Dale Willits, the faculty advisor, at dale.willits@wsu.edu. Dues are $5 per semester and $10 per year.

Currently these positions are filled as follows for 2019-2020 AY:

  1. President: Keilah Shaw
  2. Vice President: Nhi Le
  3. Secretary: Mike Chan
  4. Treasurer: Kaitlyn Van Vleet
  5. Historian: Mazarine Higgins

Alpha Phi Sigma

The national criminal justice honor society, Alpha Phi Sigma, was founded at WSU. Current members have been involved in criminal justice research projects and have presented their findings at a national criminal justice conference.

Undergraduate or graduate students interested in joining must submit a completed application to Sisouvanh Keopanapay (Johnson Tower 726) or Tina Krauss (Johnson Tower 725) along with $95 ($70 goes to headquarter and $25 are kept by our local chapter to run the club) for membership dues. Requirements for membership include completion of at least four courses within the criminal justice curriculum, a declared criminal justice major or minor, and a minimum GPA of 3.2 overall and 3.2 in criminal justice and criminology courses.

Students may also contact Dr. Dale Willits, the faculty advisor, at dale.willits@wsu.edu

Currently these positions are filled as follows for 2019-2020 AY:

  1. President: Ruby Wyman
  2. Vice President: Keilah Shaw
  3. Secretary: Sindou Sanogo
  4. Treasurer: Mike Chan
  5. Historian: Monique Hampton

Undergraduate Academic Advisors:

Tina Krauss, Room 725
509-335-5467
(Students whose last name begins with letters: A — P)

Sisouvanh (Sis) Keopanapay, Room 726
509-335-1204
(Students whose last name begins with letters: Q — Z; Students who have questions about Internship Credits)

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