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Getting Involved at Edinboro

Students in political science, criminal justice, and legal studies are encouraged to get involved in organizations related to their personal and professional interests.

Here are several organizations that may be of particular interest to Political Science and Criminal Justice students:

Student Mock Trial Organization

  • The purpose of this program is to prepare students for mock trial competitions; and
  • Foster the development of undergraduate students in the areas of leadership, public speaking, rhetoric, and persuasion through a legal forum.

Department Chair's Student Leadership Program

  • Program is designed to provide select political science and criminal justice students with the opportunity and privilege to represent the Department of Political Science and Criminal Justice in the promotion of its programs, activities, etc.  
  • Students represent the department at University Open Houses and Academic Receptions, host dignitaries and guests at the annual Law, Government and Criminal Justice Day, and mentor incoming First Year and Transfer students.

Political Science and Pre-Law

Criminal Justice 

  • Criminal Justice Club
  • Alpha Phi Sigma (National Criminal Justice Honors Society)
    Recognizes academic excellence of Edinboro University's undergraduate students in criminal justice. The goals of the Edinboro University Chapter are to honor and promote academic excellence, community service, educational leadership and unity.

    Organizations of related interest

    • Alliance for Racial identity and Cultural Acceptance (AFRICA)
    • Identity
    • Students of Edinboro for Environmental Defense (SEED)
    • The Spectator (Edinboro University's student newspaper)