Criminal Justice Student Association

Past CJSA Officers

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 and Alpha Phi Sigma sponsor several presentations a year on a variety of topics, such as job opportunities, Charles Starkweather murders, K9 units in policing and corrections, polygraph testing, applying to law school, organized crime, arson, and forensic science.  Speakers from all areas of CJ are invited including local, state, and federal law enforcement, corrections, the courts and legal system, and diversion services to name a few.


Go on tours to places like the Nebraska State Penitentiary, Lincoln Correctional Center, and the Nebraska State Patrol Crime Lab.

 Projects and Activities

Participate in a variety of activities each year including Big Red Welcome and the UNL Career Fair.  CJSA has also been involved 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

Give back to the university and surrounding Lincoln community by participating in volunteer activities.


For additional information, contact the CJSA Faculty Advisor:

Dr. Colleen Kadleck,

Or visit our UNL CJSA page on the NvolveU site.