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Criminal Justice Society (CJS)

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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

Students should attend Criminal Justice Society meetings in order to learn more about membership requirements and how to participate in the organization. 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 SVSU Engage, this is needed for RSO registration purposes.
    • 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.


The CJ Society meetings are held on Wednesdays from 4:15 to 5:30 PM

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

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 Engage).  Hope to see you at a meeting soon!

Faculty Advisor

Sher Ratnabalasuriar (

Contact Us
(989) 964-4079(989) 964-4079

Department Chair

Timothy Rowlands


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