Administration of Justice Club
The Administration of Justice Club is a student-run organization for students who desire to explore educational and/or career opportunities throughout the spectrum of the justice system.
The club's guest speaker program has included attorneys, judges, law enforcement officials and representatives from a multitude of public and private law-related fields of employment. Guest speakers offer students a unique opportunity to meet and network with professionals in various law-related occupations, and help solidify the connection between the knowledge learned in the classroom and actual career fields where students will soon be employed. Many guest speakers are alumni of the program.
In addition to the guest speaker program, club members hold fundraisers for nonprofit organizations, and participate in community service programs and field trips. Members who are elected to the executive board or choose to serve on committees also gain leadership experience.
Alpha Phi Sigma
Salve Regina was granted the Gamma Lambda chapter of Alpha Phi Sigma, the national criminal justice honor society, in 2001. Founded in 1942, the honor society has more than 170 chapters in criminal justice departments at universities across the United States. The preamble to the bylaws states that Alpha Phi Sigma "will promote academic excellence in order to make the criminal justice system and its practitioners more effective and ethical."
Academic qualifications for undergraduates require a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.2 and a minimum GPA of 3.4 in administration of justice courses. Graduate students must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.4. Additional criteria representing the mission of Salve Regina, such as community service, leadership and service to the University and the Department of Administration of Justice, are also required.
With strong support from the faculty, recipients are expected to significantly enhance academic excellence within the department. By providing this goal and the standards to qualify for admission to a nationally recognized honor society, students are given the means to attain personal gratification and recognition amongst their peers. This provides the administration of justice student at Salve Regina with an accomplishment that will be readily recognized by prospective universities and employers across the country.