Criminal Justice: Current Student Resources
Lambda Alpha Epsilon
Lambda Alpha Epsilon (LAE), the national criminal justice association, plays a vital role in the supplementary education of California University of Pennsylvania students. Along this road of increasing knowledge about the criminal justice system, LAE will foster fellowship among its members that will last a lifetime.
LAE provides you with education and information on various aspects of the criminal justice system and employment fields that surround it. Additionally, LAE organizes events to increase knowledge and perspectives of criminal justice concerns. Membership is open to students, as well as practitioners in the field, and provides an excellent networking tool for its members.
The organization sponsors many guest lecturers to attain its goals as an academic club. The group also sponsors field trips to correctional facilities, the medical examiner's office, the Annual Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences, and other conferences.
Alpha Phi Sigma
Alpha Phi Sigma is the national honor society for criminal justice majors. The society recognizes scholastic excellence by undergraduate and graduate students in the criminal justice sciences as well as law school students.
To qualify, you must have completed one-third of the credit hours required for graduation. You must also be recommended for membership by a local chapter adviser or faculty member. Undergraduates must maintain a 3.0 cumulative GPA and a 3.2 GPA in the criminal justice field. Graduate students are required to have a 3.4 GPA in all graduate courses. Students must rank in the top 35% of their class. In addition, applicants must have completed at least four courses in a criminal justice major or equivalent.