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: Sophie Evans
Hey there, my name is Sophie Evans and I am a senior Criminal Justice major and Psychology minor. I am so pumped to be the President of the CJ Club this year, and I can’t wait for all of the (partially virtual) events we have planned this year! A little bit about me, I am a Washington native, growing up just on the other side of the lake in Kirkland. I am an adrenaline junky, avid outdoors(wo)man, I powerlift, boulder, play volleyball, and love to travel. I got the best of both worlds when I got to play for National University of Ireland’s Advanced Volleyball Team when I studied abroad in Galway last year, an absolute highlight of my time at SU. After my undergrad I plan to take a year off to travel, work, and live a little, before going into a Forensic Psychology Master’s Program and later a PhD program studying Neuropsychology. I cannot wait to get this year started; I look forward to seeing all of your enthusiastic faces!
Vice President: JT Melbourn
Hi, I’m JT and I’m excited to be the VP of CJ Club this year! I’m a junior majoring in Criminal Justice and specializing in Forensic Science! I’m from San Diego, CA and when I’m at home I love surfing, camping and spending time with my friends and family! When I’m in Seattle the beach is too far away and the water is too cold so I like to go bouldering, hiking, and snowboarding as often as possible! During the winter quarter, I am lucky enough to spend every Friday night snowboarding with Outdoors For All (an organization that helps people get into adaptive sports)! I also work at Salt and Straw, which has turned me into a totally unapologetic ice cream snob! Although I’d love to scoop ice cream forever, I’m hoping to pursue a career in federal law enforcement, so after my undergrad, I will most likely begin working towards a Master’s Degree in Criminal Justice. This year poses challenges of having to do everything online, but I look forward to the virtual events we are working hard to put on despite not getting to meet in person!
Secretary/ PR Manager: Emma Hill
Hi, I am Em Hill and I am very excited to be the PR Manager and Secretary of the Criminal Justice Club! I am a Criminal Justice Major specializing in Administration of Justice and minoring in ethics. I am in my final year at Seattle University and hope to go to get a master’s degree in business after finishing my undergrad. I am originally from Huntington Beach, California. I spend most of my free time watching new tv shows with my boyfriend and playing Xbox with friends. I work at Public Safety here at Seattle University so if you see me at the booth, office or visitor center come say hi! I am excited to be working with the other amazing officers to create an amazing community!
Treasurer: Aspen DeGolier
Hi, my name is Aspen DeGolier! This is my first year in the Criminal Justice Club and as Treasurer. I am a senior criminal justice major with a specialization in forensic science, I am also getting my minors in biology and chemistry. After graduation I hope to become an autopsy technician or maybe a death investigator, just depends on what I can find. Over this summer I worked on a couple chemistry research projects related to forensic techniques. When I’m not working on school, I work as a UREC manager, so if you attend any of our open recreation times you might see me around! I also always fit workouts and weight lifting into my daily schedule. With my spare time I watch TikToks, Netflix, and take naps! If you ever want to chat about anything forensic science related, I’d love to! As well as point out every inaccuracy in crime tv shows! I’m super excited about this year and what I can do to make it great for you too!
Faculty Advisor: Dr. Brooke Gialopsos, Assistant Professor
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 to the CJ Dept. Administrative Assistant in Casey 330. All academic majors welcomed.
Questions can be directed to: Sophie Evans
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: Simran Kaur
Hi everyone! My name is Simran Kaur and I am your President for the 2020/2021 school year. I am a senior majoring in Criminal Justice with a specialization in Administration of Justice with a minor in Psychology. Outside of school I love spending time with family and friends, being outdoors, and traveling as much as possible. I have lived in Washington my whole life and I absolutely love it here. This winter I will be applying to law schools to get my Juris Doctor or applying to the police academy. In the future, I hope to practice criminal or corporate law. I am so excited to get to know all of you and spend time together doing fun activities that we have planned!
Vice President: Mickey Richardson
Hello! My name is Mickey Richardson, and I am excited to be your Vice President for the 2020/21 school year. I am entering into my final year as an undergraduate student at SeattleU with a major in Criminal Justice, Forensic Psychology specialization, and a Psychology minor. After graduation, I hope to continue my education at grad school and eventually earn my Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology. My ultimate career goal is to work as a Forensic Psychologist for a federal law enforcement agency. Outside of school, I enjoy traveling, cooking/baking, and hosting game night for all my friends! I am really looking forward to helping the honor society reach its full potential by showing the CJ majors, minors, and JD students at SU all the amazing events and perks there are to being a member of the Pi Delta Chapter of Alpha Phi Sigma.
Treasurer: Shannon Christensen
Hello everyone! My name is Shannon Christensen and I will be your treasurer for the 2020/21 school year and I am very excited to be in this position. I am a first-year grad student in the MACJ program and I am specializing in Investigative Criminology. I got my undergraduate degree from SU in Criminal Justice and I specialized in Criminology and Criminal Justice Theory. After I get my Masters I hope to still continue my education whether that leads me to a Ph.D. program or a JD program. I am still a little unsure of what my ultimate career goal is, but I am looking into education as well as working to better our prison systems. Outside of school, I enjoy singing and making music, I am actually a member of the Seattle Symphony Chorale as well as various other choirs. I like to say that I enjoy cooking as well but I am not very good at it yet. I am looking forward to getting to work with the honor society this year as well as getting to know all of you as well!
Secretary : Olivia Geeson
Hi everyone! I’m Olivia. I’m in my second year with the MACJ graduate program at Seattle U. Some areas of criminal justice that I find interesting are the intersection between mental health and CJ, psychopathy, and everything about the legal process (juries and prosecutorial discretion, especially). In my spare time I love listening to podcasts, watching British television, and spending time with my husband, friends, and family.
Faculty Advisor: Dr. Brooke Gialopsos, Assistant Professor
Questions can be directed to Simran Kaur
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