College of Arts and Sciences

Dept. 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. Faith Lutze, the faculty advisor, at Dues are $5 per semester and $10 per year.

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 Kelli Laxson (Johnson Tower 701b) along with $75 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.

Further information is available in the Department of Criminal Justice and Criminology office. Students may also contact Dr. Faith Lutze, the chapter advisor, at

Undergraduate Academic Advisors:
Kelli Laxson, Room 701b
(Students whose last name begins with letters: A — L; Criminal Justice is their 2nd major/2nd degree; Criminal Justice is their minor)
Sisouvanh (Sis) Keopanapay, Room 726
(Students whose last name begins with letters: M — Z; Students who have questions about Internship Credits)

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Department of Criminal Justice and Criminology, PO Box 644872, Washington State University, Pullman WA 99164-4872, 509-335-8611, Contact Us