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Criminal Justice Society (CJS)


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Mission Statement

The purpose of the Criminal Justice Society (CJS) is to stimulate interest in Criminal Justice (CJ) activities at Saginaw Valley State University (SVSU), and to promote the scholarly and academic aspects of Criminal Justice. The organization provides current CJ majors and minors with the opportunity to network with each other as well as alumni.  CJS members are exposed to various career options in the CJ field through extra curricular activities such as educational guest speakers, field trips, and community service opportunities.

How to Join

Dues each semester are $10 and include a CJS T-shirt. There is also the option to pay $20, which covers dues for the full year and includes a sweatshirt.  Dues cover the cost of various professional and social events, and tours. Membership is open to students with strong professional interests in the field of criminal justice regardless of major. The bylaws presently provide that active members (with voting privileges) must have at least a 2.5 overall GPA and must complete the following application procedures:

  1. Join our organization on OrgSync - this is needed for RSO registration purposes.
    • Go to our OrgSync home page http://
    • Click on Login to Orgsync at the top left of the page
    • Sign in with your SVSU username and password (the same one you use to access Vmail)
    • In the search bar at the top of the page, search for Criminal Justice Society.  It will be the first thing that pops up.
    • Click on the Join button to send a notification to our board members that you wish to join the society.  They will approve your request soon.
  2. The next step is to fill out a CJ Society Membership Form:
  3. Bring your $10 dues for the semester or $20 for the year to the the first meeting you attend during the semester OR you may drop off your payment at the Brown Hall 3rd Floor Administrative Offices in an envelope with the following information on it:
    • Recipient: Dr. Sher Ratnabalasuriar
    • CJS Dues
    • Your Full Name and Contact Number (this must match the information you gave us in the first two steps)
    • T-shirt or Sweatshirt size


The CJ Society meetings are held on Wednesdays from 4:15 - 5:30 PM The Winter 2017 semester meeting dates  & locations are:

  • January 18th (Alumni Lounge)
  • February 15th (Alumni Lounge)
  • March 1st  (Alumni Lounge)
  • March 15th  (Alumni Lounge)
  • March 29th (Alumni Lounge)
  • April 12th (Alumni Lounge)


To get the latest news on meeting dates, speakers, upcoming events, internship and job opportunities, please join our Facebook page:

Contact Info

If you are interested or have any questions, please contact the faculty advisor or one of the executive board members (listing of current board members is available on OrgSync).  Hope to see you at a meeting soon!

Faculty Advisor

Sher Ratnabalasuriar (

CJS Brochure

The Criminal Justice Society is a great way to begin professional networking!

Download CJS Brochure (PDF 1kb)