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The Criminal Justice Association is an organization composed of interested students who are contemplating careers in law enforcement, corrections, juvenile justice, probation and parole or any other facet of the profession. You must be a major or a minor in criminal justice or sociology to be a member. Membership dues are $12 per semester or $20 per school year.

Please feel free to fill out an application to become a member. Applications are available on the CJA bulletin board or by downloading. Completed applications can be emailed to MaKayla Bates (President) or can be turned in at the Criminal Justice and Sociology Department in Brandt Hall, Room 329.

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The Student Social Work Organization is a student association open to all students. The Student Social Work Organization allows an environment for a discussion of issues, both professional and academic, opportunities to become involved in community service projects and socialization.
Faculty Advisor: Judith Crocker, Crisp Hall 210-C, (573) 986-6882,

Alpha Phi Sigma recognizes academic excellence of criminal justice students. The goals of Alpha Phi Sigma are to honor and promote academic excellence, community service, educational leadership, and unity. Alpha Phi Sigma is the only Criminal Justice Honor Society, is a certified member of the Association of College Honor Societies and affiliated with the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences.

Phi Alpha is an honor society that invites into membership those who have attained excellence in scholarship and achievement in social work. The purpose of the organization is to provide a closer bond among students and promote humanitarian goals and ideals.
Faculty Advisor: Kathie Miler, Crisp Hall 201-B, (573) 624-8982,

This regional organization plays an important role in developing Missouri's social justice framework. With a strong emphasis on advocacy, each year Empower Missouri continues to bring about social change within Missouri. Applications available in Department of Social Work office, Crisp Hall 201, (573) 651-2004. Visit the Empower Missouri website at

This professional organization of social workers is the largest in the world, with membership around 150,000. The organization works to advance the professional growth of members and create and maintain professional standards for the field of social work. Applications are available in the Department of Social Work office, Crisp Hall 201, (573) 651-2004.
Missouri chapter:
National chapter:

This is an online magazine for Social Work Students and Recent Graduates for access to articles, job listings, forums, a Calendar of Events, and much more. Visit their Web site at

To read an interesting article about preparing your Social Work portfolio, go to


Brandt 329
Department of Criminal Justice, Social Work and Sociology
One University Plaza, MS 7950
Cape Girardeau, Missouri 63701