The department has three organizations for students wanting to meet others with similar interests, interact with practitioners and distinguished leaders, visit agencies and law schools, attend conferences and symposia, participate in activities and service opportunities, and gain national honors recognition.

Alpha Phi Sigma, National Criminal Justice Honor Society

We encourage students to become a member of Alpha Phi Sigma, the National Criminal Justice Honor Society. At ECU’s Omega Alpha chapter we value academic excellence and give our students the recognition they deserve.  Criminal justice undergraduate or graduate students, who meet the national standards, are invited to join the most prestigious criminal justice honor society in the country.

More Information about APS

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Dr. Michaela Flippin (Faculty Advisor) at (Austin 313)
Dr. Logan Kennedy (Faculty Advisor) at (Austin 315)

Criminal Justice Student Organization

This organization is open to all prospective and current Criminal Justice and Criminology majors and minors (criminal justice, forensic science, and criminal law and legal process). Members participate in community and campus activities including sponsoring criminal justice-related events and volunteering in neighborhoods to enhance public safety and wellness. Meetings are held regularly and provide members with opportunities to meet and network with local criminal justice practitioners.

To join the CJSO, students must pay a membership fee of $25.00 per academic year. A CJSO t-shirt is provided upon payment.

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Connect with us:

Contact: or
Mr. Chad Jordan (Faculty Advisor) at or 252-737-2223 (Rivers 244)
Mr. Daniel Culver (Faculty Co-Advisor) at or 252-737-5417 (Rivers 236)
Mr. Erick Lindsey (Faculty Co-Advisor) at (Austin 325C)

Mock Trial Association at ECU

The Mock Trial Association is a student organization open to any ECU student interested in learning about the law and legal professions. This group is designed to be a resource for students interested in pursuing law school or other legal occupations. The association strives to create law-related learning experiences, provide networking opportunities, and promote professional development. The Mock Trial Association holds monthly meetings, hosts special events, and engages in off-campus learning activities. These activities include attending court proceedings, touring law schools, hosting guest speakers, and participating in mock trial activities.

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Connect with us:

Contact: or
Mrs. Heather Douglas (Faculty Advisor) at or 252-737-5502 (Rivers 249A)
Dr. Michelle L. Malkin (Faculty Co-Advisor) at or 252-328-2411 (Rivers 238)


Student Membership in National or Regional Criminal Justice Associations

Students are encouraged to join national and regional criminal justice associations to learn more about developments in the criminal justice field, network with students and academics from other educational institutions, and find out about career opportunities. The organizations listed below offer student memberships.

Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences

American Society of Criminology

Southern Criminal Justice Association

North Carolina Criminal Justice Association