Criminology Club



The Criminology Club at Valparaiso University is a student run organization designed to allow those interested in criminology and criminal justice the opportunity to gather with other students who share a mutual interest in the field of study, and meet professionals working in criminal justice fields. However, all students, regardless of major or specific interest, are welcome to attend meetings and participate in club activities.

Club Activities

Criminology Club activities vary from year to year, as officers solicit student input in designing programs and activities. The club generally hosts an internship fair, where former interns in criminal justice fields share their experiences working in a particular setting. In addition, a career fair is held annually to allow interested students the opportunity to network with professionals in criminal justice fields. In past years, speakers have included a polygrapher/lie detector expert, a K-9 training unit officer, and a self-defense instructor, among others. Other activities include film nights, field trips to a crime lab and morgue, informal social events, and much more.

To Join

All students are eligible to participate in Criminology Club. If you are interested in joining, please email the current president and request that your name be included in the email distribution list. The cost is $5.00 per semester, all of which goes to events, t-shirts, and other club activities. Meeting times are voted on by student members and vary from semester to semester.

2013/2014 Officers

President: Evan Rice
Vice President: Aaron Hallenberg
Treasurer: Breanna Barajas
Secretary: Nathan Hynek
Faculty Sponsor: Danielle Lavin-Loucks