Student Organizations

The following Criminal Justice student organizations have chapters at Sam Houston State University.

Alpha Phi Sigma National Criminal Justice Honor Society:
The Phi chapter of Alpha Phi Sigma at Sam Houston State University is an active chapter and was voted best website for Spring 2005 by the national organization.
President: Cody Kelemen

Crime Victim Services Alliance (CVSA):
The purpose of the Crime Victim Services Alliance is to advance knowledge and awareness of victim services as a movement and as a profession among students interested in the criminal justice system, crime victim rights, and crime victim services. CVSA members also participate in various volunteer activities throughout the year that benefit victims of crime.
President: Kelsey Rosenbaum

Graduate Student Organization (GSO):
The mission of GSO is to bring together graduate students at the College of Criminal Justice; to facilitate and encourage research and theory development related to criminal justice; to encourage appropriate and effective teaching techniques and practices for criminal justice courses; and to serve as a resource network for and to encourage interaction among the various entities within the College of Criminal Justice.
President: Tri Keah Henry

Kats for CASA (K4C):
Kats for CASA is dedicated to assisting abused and neglected children in the local foster care system through the Court Appointed Special Advocate Program. While some of the members become court advocates for children after reaching the minimum age of 21, most members assist in fundraising drives for the organization that serves as a voice for children in court.
President: Joseph Guy

Lambda Alpha Epsilon American Criminal Justice Association (LAE):
The American Criminal Justice Association is a national organization of criminal justice students, academics, and professionals with membership in over three quarters of the states in the nation.
President: Vanessa Ullauri

National Association of Blacks in Criminal Justice (NABCJ):
NABCJ is dedicated to the purpose of acting upon the needs, concerns, and contributions of African Americans and other people of color as they relate to the administration of equal justice.
President: Senarian Washington

National Organization of Hispanics in Criminal Justice (NOHCJ):
NOHCJ is the first undergraduate chapter for the national association in the country. The student organization is dedicated to promoting high professional standards for criminal justice agencies and criminal justice personnel through the interchange of information and training between professionals in law enforcement, the courts, corrections and interested citizens.
President: Tabitha Amador

The Order of the Sword and Shield (Omikron Sigma Sigma):
The Order of the Sword and Shield is a national organization for students and professionals pursuing careers in homeland security, intelligence, emergency management and protective services. The honor society promotes critical thinking, high scholarship, and professional development; further enhances the ethical standard of security professionals; and cultivates a high order of personal living. It also prepares communities for emergency situations, providing informational events annually. It currently is open only to master’s level students in Homeland Security with 18 or more credits.
President: Bailey-Anne Kaytar

Phi Alpha Delta Fraternity:
The purpose of Phi Alpha Delta Fraternity is to form a strong bond unitingstudents and teachers of the law with members of the Bench and Bar in a fraternal fellowship designed to advance the ideals of liberty and equal justice under law; to stimulate excellence in scholarship; to inspire the virtues of compassion and courage; to foster integrity and professional competence; to promote the welfare of its members; and to encourage their moral, intellectual, and cultural advancement; so that each member may enjoy a lifetime of honorable professional and public service.
President: Joshua Nolen

The Society of Forensic Science (SFS):
The Society of Forensic Science is a special interest group at SHSU, consisting of individuals who are interested in working together to expand and share their knowledge of Forensic Science. The society participates in various volunteer and fundraising activities throughout the year.
President: Elizabeth Chesna