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Faculty Advisors

Stephanie Jirard

Dr. Billy Henson 
Department of Criminal Justice

Dr. Cynthia Koller 
Department of Criminal Justice

Club President

Tracy Hoffman

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Criminal Justice Club  

The Criminal Justice Club is an organization open to all SU students who are interested in the field of criminal justice and/or criminology. We the members of the Shippensburg University Criminal Justice Club will promote academic excellence, support the community and prepare students for careers in the Criminal Justice Systems.

Benefits of Membership:

 Membership brings students and the broader community together to promote awareness of criminal justice issues. Being a member of the Criminal Justice Club is a great way to get involved on campus and in the community, to help develop team building and leadership skills, and to meet other individuals interested in criminal justice issues.


 Criminal Justice Club meetings are typically held bi-monthly and membership is open to all Shippensburg University students. Presently, there is no membership fee – we simply ask that you fill out a 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 K9 demonstration and tour (Fall 2008) 
  • We have 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.

Community Service:

Donated over 215 non-perishable food items to the Campus Spiritual Center before the holidays.
We have hosted a CPR training and certification seminar for CJ 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.

Executive Officers for the Fall 2009 – Spring 2010 Academic Year:

 President: Robert Clauhs
 Vice President: Coleen Braccio 

Secretary: Tani Umipig
Allie Aranda
Faculty Advisor: Dr. Melissa Ricketts

We are looking forward to welcoming new members! If you have any questions please contact Dr. Melissa Ricketts at or stop by 319 Shippen Hall.