Stop! In the name of the law! How many times have you wanted to say that? If the world of criminal justice is in your future, or perhaps just an interest, then disregard the command to stop and read on.
The Criminal Justice Club is the newest club on campus and caters to those pursuing degrees in, or interested in, criminal justice. The brainchild of Rachel Kobylas, the newly elected vice president of student government, the CJC has roughly 9 active members and a Facebook page, which, according to Kobylas, has over 60 members.
The CJC is already active and plans to continue being so through the spring and summer semesters, and holds meetings in room 317 of SC4’s Main building on Tuesdays at 11a.m., says Kobylas.
Members have already participated in one “fellowship event”, a shooting event, voted 5 officers into office, and are finalizing documentation and by-laws, said Kobylas.
Matthew Boyd, 35 is the club’s representative for the student government meetings. “We’re trying to be a community-oriented organization” said Boyd “not just a college organization.”
Boyd said that there are talks underway of planning a community event for “Devils Night” to give teens something to do instead of “T.P.-ing houses”. Nothing is definite as of yet but Criminal Justice Club members are working with the Port Huron Police Department to potentially get a bowling event arranged.
“We get stuff done” said Boyd, explaining the club’s aim for activity and efficiency. Not without some competitive attitude, though. “You get a group of alpha-males who are trying to be alpha-males over other alpha-males” Boyd added, chuckling. Boyd also said that more club interaction is going to be a focus in the coming year.
According to Kobylas, the CJC also plans to hold joint events with other student organizations, such as the Zombie Defense Council, for larger events.
Herman Roe, the Criminal Justice Discipline Coordinator and Professor of Criminal Justice at SC4, is the Advisor for the CJC and can be reached at (810)989-5694 for more information. For more up to date detailed information about the Criminal Justice Club, and all other student organizations, visit the SC4 website.