Law Enforcement and Justice Administration Student Organizations
Lambda Alpha Epsilon, The American Criminal Justice Association
Lambda Alpha Epsilon (LAE) is a professional criminal justice association which serves as the student departmental organization. With over 100 members, this organization sponsors many criminal justice-related activities, including sponsoring field trips to criminal justice agencies, hosting guest speakers, and presenting films. These are followed by discussions at bi-weekly meetings. Additional activities include an annual career day, student/faculty gatherings, and volunteer work with local criminal justice agencies. LAE provides an excellent opportunity for students to meet other LEJA majors and to interact with faculty. Students interested in joining should read the Network News (LEJA student newsletter) for more information.
Alpha Phi Sigma, National Honor Society for Criminal Justice
This society recognizes scholastic excellence by undergraduate and graduate students in the criminal justice sciences. Undergraduates must maintain a cumulative 3.0 GPA and a 3.2 GPA in law enforcement classes. Graduate students must have a 3.4 GPA overall. Alpha Phi Sigma is active in bringing speakers to campus, pursuing scholarly activities, and tutoring other students. ( Student Maintained Organization Website )
ASIS - American Society for Industrial Security
This student chapter of ASIS at WIU is the second such chapter of this professional internationally known organization. The chapter received its charter in 1982 in order to provide insight and explore opportunities within the growing areas of security/loss prevention. WIU's chapter has been very active in sponsoring guest speakers, field trips, and establishing a scholarship for students interested in the security field.
This is a departmental organization of LEJA majors interested in the investigative field. Activities include guest speakers, field trips, and mock crime scene analysis. Students interested in joining should read the Network News (LEJA student newsletter) for more information.
The Corrections Club was founded by students interested in community and institutional corrections. The club has more than 50 members. Many members are interested in careers in corrections and activities are geared toward those interests. The club members have taken several trips to prisons and have hosted guest speakers such as the director of the Illinois Department of Corrections and a director of Court Services. Several social functions take place during the year. Membership is open to anyone interested in corrections.
Concert Safety Corps
This is a departmental organization compromised of LEJA majors that provides security for student activities and events on campus (concerts, plays, athletic events).