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: Sophie Jensen

Hello! My name is Sophie Jensen and I am the 2018-2019 Criminal Justice Club President. I am a senior Criminology major and Spanish minor from Seattle. In addition, I am the Student Executive Council representative for the CJ department this year, so I am a resource for you if there are any changes you would like to see in the department or the College of Arts & Sciences. Outside of CJ, I play for the club Water Polo team, work at the Lemieux Library, and sing in chorale. I am excited to get to know you and look forward to a great year of CJ Club!

Vice President: Shayal Lata

Hello! My name is Shayal Lata and I am the Vice President for the CJ Club for the 2018/2019 year. I am a senior majoring in Administration of Justice. After graduating with my Bachelor’s, my goal is to attend law school. I currently work full-time as a Security Dispatcher. Outside of school, I love hiking and reading. I am super excited to get to know you all and I can’t wait to see what exciting things we will experience this year!

Treasurer: Simran Kaur

Hi everyone! My name is Simran Kaur and I am the treasurer for the 2018/2019 school year. I am a sophomore majoring in Criminal Justice with a specialization in Administration of Justice. Along with being a part of the Criminal Justice Club I also work with Dr. Helfgott and Dr. Parkin on the Misdemeanor Justice Project. Outside of school, I love spending time with family and friends, working as a barista at a local coffee shop, and being outdoors as much as possible. I have lived in Washington my whole life and I absolutely love it here. After graduating I will most likely be applying to law school and getting my JD in order to pursue my dream of becoming a prosecutor one day.

Secretary: Sophie Evans

My name is Sophie Evans, and I am from Kirkland, Washington. I am a criminal justice theory/criminology major with a minor in psychology! My career goal is to become a behavioral analyst and/or a criminal profiler for the FBI. Next summer, I am going to Rome with some other CJ students to the International Academy of Law and Mental Health. There I will be presenting my research on the death penalty and it’s psychological affects it has on all of those involved. As well as, discuss how the funding of capital punishment could be used alternatively to support criminology and psychology research. I also play club volleyball for Seattle U, and in my free time I enjoy hiking, kayaking, listening to all kinds of music and even making some myself from time to time, and simply exploring the beautiful PNW! I’m so excited to get to know you all and see what fun things are in store for us this year!

PR Manager: Stephanie Miller

Hi everyone! My name is Stephanie and I am majoring in criminal justice with a specializing in forensic psychology. I am transfer student from CWU and this will be my first year at SU. Some of interest include volunteering at the animal shelter and reading crime novels. I am still not completely sure what I would like to do in the future but right now I think I would like to be a cop either on a local or federal level. I am so excited to see what the year has in store for us!

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Jackie Helfgott, Professor/ Director, Crime and Justice Research Center

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 to the CJ Dept. Administrative Assistant in Casey 330. All academic majors welcomed.

Questions can be directed to: Sophie Jensen

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: Courtney Baker

Hey there! My name is Courtney Baker and I am a senior at Seattle University. As a double major in Criminal Justice and Psychology, I plan to someday earn my PhD and work as a Child Abuse Counselor. Having recently transferred from SPSCC, I am becoming more involved on campus by holding both this position and a representative role on Seattle University Student Government. I am also a commuter student and work as a Collegia Advisor on campus. When not at school, I enjoy reading books, watching the Office, and playing with my four nieces and nephews. Criminal Justice is my absolute passion in life, and I am thrilled to be surrounded by other students who are equally invested in and excited by such topics.

Vice President: Kaely Wickham

Hello! My name is Kaely Wickham and I am a second year graduate student in the MACJ program. I did my undergraduate work in psychology at the University of Washington and I plan on pursuing a PhD in clinical forensic psychology upon completion of my program here. My research interests include sex offender treatment and policy and the effects of early childhood trauma on deviant behavior. I also work for Media Services in Seattle University’s IT department and in my spare time I play video games, go to comedy shows, and travel as often as I can.

Secretary: Kabrianna Tamura

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Jackie Helfgott, Professor/ Director, Crime and Justice Research Center

Questions can be directed to Courtney Baker

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

APS National Application

Pi Delta Facebook page