Events & Activities

Criminal Justice

D.C. Trip – Criminal Justice majors have a unique opportunity to travel with instructors to Washington DC where they will visit the Law Enforcement Officer’s Memorial, the Museum of Crime and Punishment, the White House, the Supreme Court, Congress, the FBI, DHS, the National Mall and Arlington Cemetery.

Study Abroad – A special study abroad program in London has developed from Criminal Justice majors. Students study the justice system in Great Britain and visit Parliament, the Supreme Court, City of London Police Museum, Clink Prison Museum, the Tower of London, Westminster Abbey, St. Paul’s Cathedral, and many of London’s other attractions. Three hours of course credit is given for four weeks of study abroad. More about Campbell University Study Abroad >

Career Fair – Each Fall, representatives from federal, state, and local law enforcement and criminal justice agencies are present on campus to discuss careers, graduate programs, and internship opportunities in each field.

Alpha Phi Sigma – An American and international honor society that recognizes Criminal Justice Majors who have completed 12 credit hours of C.J. courses. The overall GPA must be 3.2 and the student must be in the top 35% of his or her class.

Women in C.J. – Held yearly, prominent women who are active in law enforcement, courts, or corrections choose a topic to present. Students may ask questions to gain information from experts in their chosen field of study.

Cookies and Coffee With A Cop – Held yearly in the spring, students can meet with invited members of law enforcement from local, state and federal departments to discuss issues and concerns. This helps to foster better communication and understanding in the community

Mock Trials – Description to be added.

Criminal Justice Club – The Criminal Justice Club is a student-led club for anyone interested in the Criminal Justice field.  Membership provides many opportunities to learn about different career paths and provides a way to network and make connections, with other students and with experts in the field. You do not have to be a Criminal Justice major to join.

History, Criminal Justice & Political Science Department

Events & Activities

Along with those events and activities unique to the Criminal Justice program, its faculty and students are also involved with events hosted by the entire History, Criminal Justice, and Political Science Department. These include:

Kenelm Lecture Series – Together with the Kenelm Foundation, Campbell University hosts seminars three times annually at the Weymouth Center in Southern Pines, NC. Topics focus on taxation, politics, and law. Eight to ten students attend a two-day live-in seminar. The speaker will spend one day with the students, but the lecture is open to the public.

Anne T. Moore Humanities Lecture – The lecture commemorates the work of Dr. Anne Moore, who taught History at Campbell during 1964-1993.  The HCP Department began the series in 1989, with Dr. Harold Parker of Duke University delivering the first address.  Since then, we continue to host outstanding scholars from across the nation. 

Pi Gamma Mu/Phi Kappa Phi Lecture – Sponsored by the North Carolina Humanities Council, this lecture series is held during the fall semester. Educators, Authors and Artists share their expertise and experiences, focusing on North Carolina and the American South.

Luncheon Learn – Three to six times a semester, the department hosts 30-minute seminars during lunchtime. Students may receive credit for attendance from department professors. Topics vary in range and provides interesting, useful information. 

Homecoming Alumni Celebration – During Homecoming weekend each year, the HCP Department recognizes outstanding alumni who previously graduated from the department. Faculty has an opportunity to see what each individual has been doing since graduating.

Honor Society Recognition – Each year, the department hosts an induction ceremony and banquet for new members to the department’s honor societies. These are Phi Alpha Theta (History), Alpha Phi Sigma (Criminal Justice), Pi Sigma Alpha (Political Science) and Pi Gamma Mu (Social Sciences)

Senior Awards – During the Baccalaureate service, seniors who have exhibited excellence are awarded. The students are chosen by faculty who work with the students and have witnessed dedication to their major, growth as a student, and have earned a high GPA.

Graduation Reception – The faculty who teach invest in the success of their students and consider themselves teachers and mentors. When a student graduates, it is bittersweet. The reception, usually held after the graduation ceremony, gives students the opportunity to express gratitude and say “goodbye.”