The ADJ Club is a student-run organization for students
who desire to explore educational and/or career opportunities throughout the
spectrum of the justice system.
The club's guest speaker program has included attorneys, judges,
law enforcement officials and representatives from a multitude of public and
private law-related fields of employment. Guest speakers offer students a
unique opportunity to meet and network with professionals in various law-related
occupations, and help solidify the connection between the knowledge learned in
the classroom and actual career fields where students will soon be employed.
Many guest speakers are alumni of the program.
In addition to the guest speaker program, club members
hold fundraisers for nonprofit organizations, and participate in community
service programs and field trips. Members who are elected to the executive
board or choose to serve on committees also gain leadership experience.
Salve Regina was granted the Gamma Lambda chapter of
Alpha Phi Sigma, the national criminal justice honor society, in January 2001.
Founded in 1942, the honor society has more than 170 chapters in criminal
justice departments at universities across the United States. The preamble to
the bylaws states that Alpha Phi Sigma "will promote academic excellence in
order to make the criminal justice system and its practitioners more effective
Academic qualifications for undergraduates require a minimum
cumulative GPA of 3.2 and a minimum GPA of 3.4 in administration of justice
courses. Graduate students must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.4.
Additional criteria representing the mission of Salve Regina, such as community
service, leadership and service to the University and the Department of Administration
of Justice, are also required.
With strong support from the faculty, recipients are
expected to significantly enhance academic excellence within the department. By
providing this goal and the standards to qualify for admission to a nationally
recognized honor society, students are given the means to attain personal
gratification and recognition amongst their peers. This provides the administration
of justice student at Salve Regina with an accomplishment that will be readily
recognized by prospective universities and employers across the country.