Criminal Justice Living-Learning

Criminal Justice Living Learning Community

Quick Facts

  • Students in a learning community attend two to three classes together each semester;
  • This is a residential learning community; students in this program are grouped in the same residence hall;
  • For more information, visit our FAQs page.

Criminal Justice Living-Learning Community is designed for first year students who are committed criminal justice majors. As members of this community, they have the option to participate in educational, social and community service programs that will help them feel at home at SHSU and introduce them to opportunities in the criminal justice field.

Living in the CJLLC

Students in this learning community reside in Houston House, a coed residence hall that can accommodate 36 students and in Ann Shaver House, a coed residence hall that can accommodate 30 students.

Applying to the CJLLC

What are the requirements for admission the CJ LLC?

In order to participate in the CJ LLC program, students must be accepted to SHSU, have a completed Housing Application and $200 deposit on file, and fill out a separate CJ LLC application. In addition to the application, students must attach an essay.  Finally, students must be able to take all of the classes on the learning community schedule for both semesters.

What are the specifics of the essay?

The essay must be at least one full, typed page and should respond to the following prompt: The CJ LLC is an opportunity for students who are committed to personal and academic success in college. Please 1) explain why you want to participate in this program, 2) how you can contribute to the community, and 3) your current strategies for academic success. 

How do I apply to the CJ LLC?

Applications may be picked up at a Saturdays @ Sam! Session, at New Student Orientation, and at various offices on-campus. You may download the application using the "Apply Now" link above.

2017-2018 Courses

  • Fall Courses
  • CRIJ 2361: Intro to Criminal Justice Systems
  • POLS 2306: Texas Government
  • UNIV 1301: Intro to Collegiate Studies
  • Spring Courses
  • CRIJ 2362.09 (CRN 21822): Criminology
  • CRIJ 3350.02 (CRN 21467): Victimology