Criminal Justice Society (CJS)


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Mission Statement

The purpose of Criminal Justice Society is to stimulate interest in Criminal Justice activities at the Saginaw Valley State University (SVSU), and to promote the scholarly and academic aspects of Criminal Justice. The Society offers extra curricular activities such as educational guest speakers, field trips, and student collaboration on research that will be presented at local, state, and national forums (conferences). In addition, the society of a great way for students to begin professional networking that could lead to various career opportunities. 

How to Join

Dues each semester are $10 and include a CJS shirt as well as various 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. Interested members need to fill out a CJ Society Application (6kB)‌ and turn in to the board at the meetings or to one of the faculty advisors.

Contact Info

If you are interested or have any questions, please contact either the faculty advisors or one of the board members. In addition, all written inquiries can be sent to:
Criminal Justice Society
c/o Student Life
7400 Bay Road
University Center, MI 48710

Faculty Advisors

Sher Ratnabalasuriar (
Joe Jaksa (
Carol Zimmermann (

CJS Brochure

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

Download CJS Brochure (PDF 1kb)