CJSA is a student run organization that sponsors speakers and tours within the field of criminal justice. The organization promotes educational and social interaction among students interested in criminal justice topics. It also provides students with an opportunity to speak with professionals in different areas of interest.


CJSA & APS sponsor several presentations a year on various CJ topics of interest. Recent topics include job opportunities, Charles Starkweather murders, K9 units in policing & corrections, polygraph testing, applying to law school, organized crime, arson, forensic science, & more. Speakers from all areas of CJ are invited including local, state, & federal law enforcement, corrections, the courts & legal system, & diversion services to name a few.


CJSA & APS may organize tours to places like the Nebraska State Penitentiary, Lincoln Correctional Center, and the Nebraska State Patrol Crime Lab.

Projects and Activities

CJSA & APS participate in a variety of activities each year including Big Red Welcome and the UNL Career Fair where they sponsor a special career session focusing on criminal justice careers. They also participate in Project CLASS at the Nebraska State Penitentiary in recent years.

Social Activities

CJSA social activities have included a "Back-to-School Hot Dog Social," a "Student-Professor Happy Hour," and "End of the Semester Parties." CJSA has also sponsored movie nights with pizza, which is always a lot of fun!

Volunteer Opportunities

CJSA & APS give back to the university and surrounding Lincoln community by participating in volunteer activities.