Criminal Justice Club

Lock Haven University proudly supports a Criminal Justice Club on the main campus and at the Clearfield Campus. This is a student run organization. Membership is composed of students at all points of study during the pursuit of the degree and freshmen are encouraged to get involved with the organization and attend meetings.

The Criminal Justice Club is supported with a budget from the Student Cooperative Council. The club engages in a variety of activities each semester. Activities are selected and led by the student members. Examples are: sponsor of guest speakers on campus, field trips to sites of interest to criminal justice majors (examples include: the FBI Academy in Quantico, Virginia, the Police Museum in New York City, and a Washington, DC site visit).

The club also engages in fund raisers periodically and the membership serves as resources to prospective students to answer major related questions.

Club membership and involvement is a good way to engage in meaningful experiences that allow students to explore a variety of criminal justice disciplines. Meetings are held at least twice a month.

2014 Club Officers

  Main Campus Clearfield Campus
President Marquis Ivey
Kimberly Cheskey
Vice President Toni Warfel
Justin Carns
Secretary Sean Fisher
Megan Williams
Treasurer David Poretta
Jacob Kavelak
 Advisors Dr. Edward Bowman
Dr. Greg Koehle
Dr. Michael McSkimming
Nicholas Labe Nick Labe, former President of the Criminal Justice Club:  My years at Lock Haven University have been unforgettable, and this is a decision that I will never regret.  In the beginning of my college career, I was focused on playing football which took most of my time.  After two years, I decided to hang it up and focus more on academia.  I made connections with faculty in the criminal justice department, and pursued involvement in the student run organization, Criminal Justice Club. 
Some of my other accomplishments are:  I'm involved with a research project on rural jail reentry for the Clinton County Correctional Facility; and I am a founding member of the Criminal Justice Advisory Board.  I've participated in the Celebration of Scholarship Event which is held each April.  After graduation and completion of my B.S. in criminal justice, I plan to join the Army and then become a member of the Pennsylvania State Police.
The impact that the Criminal Justice Student Organizaiton has had on me:  I have been involved in the Criminal Justice Club since my sophomore year and became the club president in my junior year.  Throughout the years involved in the club, I have learned many valuable characteristics that will be very beneficial in future endeavors.  The club hosts field trips and guest speakers that are informative and empowering, and help you better understand the inner departments within the criminal justice field.  We have fundraisers and participate in community service.  This connection helped me understand many different facets involved with the "Criminal Justice System".
Advice for Fellow and Future Students:  "The best advice I can give you is to be proactive.  Lock Haven University has many opportunities to learn from and  prosper.  Take advantage of this early on in your college career.  Join clubs and activities that provide for you to conform through your desired identity.  This is a once in a lifetime experience and it goes much to fast.  Learn and enjoy this time to the fullest."