Student Organizations

2016 2017OfficersThe main organization for Criminal Justice majors and for those interested in the criminal justice field is the Criminal Justice Organization (CJO).  Officers can be reached at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. The CJO meets regularly, often featuring a guest speaker.  Examples have been CJ faculty as well as professionals currently working in the field of criminal justice within a myriad of agencies.  The CJO also teams up with the Program in Criminal Justice to host the annual "Mega" C.J. Alumni and Career Networking Event, held in the spring semester.


In addition to the CJO, the Program in Criminal Justice recognizes outstanding academic scholars in its major vis-a-vis the Criminal Justice Honor Society: Alpha Phi Sigma.  The CJ Honor Society has an e-board of officers, and contact information can be found below.  Invitations to the CJ Honor Society are disseminated to students meeting the eligibility criteria on a semester basis (once in the fall and once in the spring).  There is an induction ceremony for all members who have joined the CJ Honor Society, held in the spring semester.


Also listed below are some of the student organizations and volunteer opportunities that might be of interest for Criminal Justice majors or those students interested in law, law enforcement, corrections, victimology, or human rights.

Criminal Justice Honor Society: Alpha Phi Sigma


Eligibility Criteria:

  • Minimum S.A.S. cumulative 3.3 GPA
  • Minimum C.J. cumulative 3.5 GPA
  • Minimum 60 credits completed by end of current semester [of admission to honor society]
  • Minimum of 4 classes completed for the C.J. major at New Brunswick (courses without a grade are not included)

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Criminal Justice Organization



To inform and inspire students who are interested in the field of criminal justice. To provide and maintain a network of future colleagues in the criminal justice field.  To aid students interested in the field by providing a forum to discuss relevant issues and to assist those individuals in career-related opportunities such as interviewing, internship information, guest speakers, and exam study groups. To develop and maintain a relationship within the community through various volunteer and community outreach/service opportunities. This organization endeavors to provide career networking, advice, and leadership opportunities for the Rutgers community. To review and reevaluate the above purposes to ensure that they are being enforced in proper fashion.

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Pre-Law Society


The purpose of the organization shall be to introduce Rutgers University students who are interested in pursuing a career in law to different aspects of the profession through trips to law related activities, information seminars, and legal debates.

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