Criminal Justice

Student Club

CJ Student Club

Criminal Justice Student Club visiting the Omaha FBI Field Office.

Our club is a student organization that promotes professionalism and career development. We sponsor field trips each semester to such places as:

  • The Nebraska Penitentiary
  • Lincoln Correctional Center
  • Leavenworth Kansas Federal Prison
  • The military prison at Fort Leavenworth
  • The Norton, Kansas prison
  • Nebraska Center for Women
  • Ride-a-longs with the Omaha Police Department
  • Ride-a-longs with the Kearney Police Department
  • Police Training Academy in Grand Island
  • The State Patrol Headquarters
  • The State Patrol Forensics Laboratory
  • Boys Town in Omaha
  • The Drug Rehabilitation Treatment Center

Monthly meetings are held on campus with guest speakers from the various criminal justice disciplines. Past speakers have included Probation and Parole Officers, Juvenile Counselors, Prosecution and Defense Attorneys, Patrol Officers and Chiefs of Police, Wardens and Correctional Officers, Sheriffs and Deputies, State Patrol Officers and Undercover Narcotic Agents, FBI and DEA Agents, and even classes on martial arts and self defense.

Any student with an interest in the field of Criminal Justice is eligible to belong to the club. Dues are currently $10 for the school year (two semesters). We are one of the largest and most active clubs on campus with over 50 members. Club officers are elected yearly and plan meetings and events. Socials are held at the beginning and end of each semester. We hope you can join us. Notices of the first meeting will be presented in the various Criminal Justice Classes or feel free to contact the Club Advisor, Dr. Kyung Yon Jhi, at We are also on Facebook, just search for “Criminal Justice Club – University of Nebraska at Kearney.”