- Alpha Phi Sigma (APS) National Criminal Justice Honor Society
- Chi Pi Sigma Fraternity
- Forensic Science Students (FSS) Club
- Justice Studies Task Force
- Students for Firearms Safety (SFFS)
Alpha Phi Sigma is the only National Criminal Justice Honor Society for Justice Studies majors. The society recognizes academic excellence of undergraduate, graduate students of criminal justice, as well as juris doctorate.
Chi Pi Sigma is a coeducational, professional, criminal justice fraternity exclusively at San Josè State University. Student members are individuals, of varying majors, with career goals in the criminal justice system such as: law, law enforcement, probation, corrections, and so on. For over 75 years, our student members have gone into these respective fields on a local, state, and federal level, as well as the private sector. The primary objective of the Fraternity is to assist members with occupational preparedness, career selection, career acquisition and to provide a fertile environment for academic study and social networking. Chi Pi Sigma also supports and promotes the Justice Studies Department, strives to improve the campus environment and makes positive contributions to the local community through numerous volunteer opportunities and committee involvement. Email us at ChiPiSigmaSJSU@gmail.com to learn more and to find out how to become a member.
Forensic Science Students (FSS) provides an open environment for students interested in forensic science. We promote exchanging of information on coursework, scholarships, and encourage peer-to-peer mentoring. We provide social outings to establish networking outside of school and to bond with colleagues. We also facilitate contacts within the forensic science community in order to provide internships, guest speakers and future job opportunities.
Founded in the Fall of 2009, the Justice Studies Student Group Task Force was created to promote camaraderie and collaboration between the student groups in the Department of Justice Studies. The JS Task Force is made up of two members of each of the JS student groups as well as representatives from the graduate program and recent JS alumni. The task force is responsible for organizing and running the Fall and Spring JS convocations along with the annual Confidence Challenge.
The Confidence Challenge is a physical agility event in which teams compete against one another in a friendly but challenging version of the physical agility test for law enforcement with a creative twist. The purpose of this competition is to give students and faculty an idea of the physical challenges which must be met by law enforcement candidates, but more importantly, it promotes camaraderie and companionship throughout the Department of Justice Studies.
Students for Firearms Safety promotes education and understanding of firearms as well as supports students at San Jose State University to develop better firearm safety proficiency and positive gun culture. SFFS was founded in 2018 as a way to promote firearms education, training, and proficiency among college students. By focusing on safety and objectivity rather than political issues, the club welcomes anyone interested in learning about firearms, regardless of experience or views. The club has been growing rapidly, with around 200 members signed up already.