Student Organizations


The Criminal Justice Club at Seattle University is a group of students interested in and dedicated to the criminal justice process, system, workings, and issues. Through engaging with faculty and the community and each other, students can learn about the system nation wide, and especially here in Seattle. The club offers multiple avenues into the professional world through tours, meet and greets, brown bag lunches, speakers, networking events and more. The club also offers social events to get to know your other club members. These include study break movie nights (often with crime drama movies) around finals each quarter and our annual silent auction. 

CJC is also dedicated to being an active member with the SU community and the greater Seattle community. The club enters in charitable and awareness events such as Dance Marathon and Relay for Life. The club often partners with the Criminal Justice Honors Society (APS) for events and service like the Juvenile Detention Christmas Drive each winter. The club provides opportunities for leadership and service in the community and allows us reserved spaces in campus safety events like the Night Walk or helping Public Safety with officer tests. We strive to make the club a worthwhile and meaningful avenue to like-minded individuals, the faculty, and the professional world. We hope to see you soon!


President: Paige Treff
Hello, Everyone! My name is Paige Treff and I'm the 2017-18 Criminal Justice Club President. I am a senior Criminal Justice (Forensic Psychology) and Psychology dual degree. I'm from sunny Chico, California and enjoy baking and binge watching crime show (as unrealistic as they may be) and outside of class I'm on the Seattle University Women's Swim Team and also work as a Front Desk assistant in the Business school. In addition to that, I am also Criminal Justice Representative for the College of Arts and Science's Student Executive Council. After graduation, I plan to pursue a Master's in Criminal Justice, then work in federal law enforcement. 

Vice President: Rebecca Ravitz

Hi everyone! My name is Rebecca Ravitz and I am the Vice President for the school year of  2017-18. I am originally from a small town in Southern California. I am a senior majoring in Criminal Justice with a specialization in Criminology/Criminal Justice Theory and a minor in Psychology. In addition to my involvement with the Criminal Justice Club, I am also on Seattle U Women’s Crew team and work for aquatics at the Redhawk Center. After graduation, I hope to pursue a career with a government agency. Along with criminal justice, I am an avid coffee drinker!!

Secretary: Gillian Knapp

Hi guys! My name is Gillian Knapp and I am the secretary for the 2017/18 school year. I am a senior Criminal Justice major with a specialty in Forensic Psychology, and plan to pursue a graduate degree in Criminology after graduation. At Seattle U, I am a DJ for KXSU and I also work at Bailey Gatzert Elementary as a part of the Youth Initiative. Outside of school, I love to run, go climbing, and play the piano! 

Fundraiser Coordinator: Sophie Jensen

I am a second-year Criminal Theory major, pursuing a minor in Spanish. I hope to attend graduate school to study Crime Analytics after graduation, but am also exploring other options. At Seattle University, I am the Vice President of the Water Polo Club, a member of the Women's Chorale, and work in the Lemieux Library. I am excited for my second year as Fundraising Coordinator for the CJ Club and hope to continue building a strong community of CJ students!

Public Relations: Hailey Gilford
My name is Hailey Gilford and I am a sophomore majoring in Criminal Justice with a specialization in Forensic Psychology. I am in charge of CJ Club public relations and am excited for this year's events and look forward to getting to know everyone. Apart from this club, I also am an officer of Best Buddies and a DJ for KXSU. You can find me at the Campion Front Desk throughout the week as a Desk Assistant. I love museums, music, and tea.

Photographer: Nick Weckmann
I am a junior at Seattle University studying Criminal Justice with a specialty in Forensic Psychology. In my free time, I enjoy the outdoors and DJ-ing at Seattle University's student run radio station, KXSU.

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Jackie Helfgott, Department Chair/ Professor

Membership Detail

To be a member you must apply and pay the one time membership fee of $20 and fill out the membership CJ Club Application. You can fill out the form and submit your fee in cash or check (please make checks out to Criminal Justice Club) to any officer or in the club mailbox on the 4th floor of Casey. All academic majors welcomed.

Questions can be directed to: Paige Treff 

The Pi Delta Chapter of Alpha Phi Sigma

Students in the criminal justice field, we find it important to integrate our academic experience with real life experiences. We accomplish this by offering a range of volunteer opportunities to our student body, which will assist them in getting the experience that they need to become competitive in their field. We also offer guest speakers in a wide range of fields that will help guide our students in achieving their career goals. 

The Pi Delta Chapter of Alpha Phi Sigma is aimed at serving the students and helping make their academic experience a positive one. We do this by holding activities outside of school, so that we can get to know each other better.


President: Andrea Giuffre

Andrea Giuffre is a second-year MACJ candidate specializing in Victimology at Seattle University. Prior to arriving at Seattle University, she graduated Phi Beta Kappa from the University of Washington with a Bachelor of Arts in Law, Societies, and Justice and Honors Philosophy. Her research interests include sexual assault prevention, sex offender treatment and rehabilitation, restorative justice, procedural justice, and punishment policy. Giuffre also serves as the Managing Editor for the Western Society of Criminology's Journal of Criminology, Criminal Justice, Law & Society

Vice President: Elisa Kumar
Hi all! My name is Elisa Kumar and I am the Vice President of the Pi Delta Chapter. Apart from this, I am a second year graduate student pursuing my MACJ, who also got my undergraduate degree from SU. My career goal is to gain a position with federal law enforcement. I'm from this area, so if I'm not at school, then you'll catch me hiking! 

Treasurer: Tia Squires

My name is Tia Squires and I am the 2017-2018 APS- Pi Delta Treasurer. I am in the joint MACJ/JD program and am currently a 2L at the School of Law/Third-year MACJ. Before attending law/graduate school, I graduated from the University of Washington with a dual degree in Law & Policy and Criminal Justice. When I am not working on homework, I can be found reading and spending time with my family and dog.

Secretary: Katelyn Royal

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Jackie Helfgott, Department Chair/ Professor

Questions can be directed to Andrea Giuffre

Membership Detail

To become a member, please fill out the following two applications (one for the National Alpha Phi Sigma, one for Seattle University's chapter).

APS - Pi Delta Application 2018

APS National Application

Forms will be collected at our next general meeting which will be announced on the Pi Delta Facebook page.

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