Student Organizations

Student Organizations are an integral part of campus life and one of the best opportunities for students to learn outside of the classroom.

Students in the Department of Sociology and Criminal Justice are provided with opportunities to gain experiences and knowledge from the classroom with the everyday experience of living and working in a society with people of varied cultures, interests, ideas and values.



Justice4All, our department’s new student club committed to working for social justice in every area of Louisiana’s criminal justice system, hit the ground running in the Fall of 2018 by plunging into the campaign to pass Constitutional Amendment #2, requiring unanimous juries for felony convictions in Louisiana. Within a matter of weeks, the club had organized and carried out a series of events related to the issue, making their presence on campus known, raising money for the club via a 50/50 raffle, and hosting a premier event featuring Angela Allen-Bell, a Southern University Law Professor and social justice activist.



Pre-Law Student Association (PLSA)

The Pre-Law Students Association provides students at Southeastern Louisiana University with a wealth of resources to become more knowledgeable about law school.  This organization provides activities such as volunteer work, LSAT prep courses, lectures, debates, moot court competitions, etc., which all work together to enhance our members' readiness and preparation for law school. Membership is a great way for anyone considering a career in law to further explore and learn.  With our advisors and guest speakers, we are opening doors that allow students to network and answer questions about law school, careers, etc. Members can expect to enhance skills in public speaking, persuasive writing, leadership, and teamwork.

Meets on Mondays from 5-7 in Fayard 225
Meetings for moot court participants in Sims 257 on Wednesdays from 5-7

For more information about PLSA, please contact Dr. Lisa Olson at




Reconnect provide students with an opportunity to help educate the campus community about environmental and sustainability issues while connecting with other student groups (both internal and external to Southeastern) who share common goals and assist in the greening of Southeastern and the community at large.

The group attends local and nationwide events like the environmental community organizing conference, Powershift, in Washington D.C. and Tulane's Environmental Law and Policy Conference. In addition, it participates in programs like Green Light New Orleans, Keep Hammond Beautiful trash pick-up days, Southeastern's recycling program, and Earth Day activities. The group can be found on Facebook.

Fall 2018 Reconnect Farmers Market will be held from 10am - 2pm on  Feb. 20, Mar. 20, and Apr. 17 in front of the Union.

For more information about Reconnect, please contact Dr. David Burley at


Southeastern Criminal Justice Association (SCJA)

The Southeastern Criminal Justice Association (SCJA) is an organization open to all Southeastern students. Its purpose is to provide opportunities for students to broaden their understanding of different aspects of criminal justice by participating in interesting criminal justice-related activities. Upcoming events include "Dinner and a Movie" which will be a showing of the award-winning HBO documentary "Paradise Lost: The Child Murders at Robin Hood Hills." Students who attend are encouraged to bring takeout dinner with them. Date/location/time T.B.A.

Also upcoming is the first meeting of the Homicide Reading and Discussion Group. For each meeting, anyone interested is encouraged to read about the criminal du jour (who will be selected ahead of time) and then meet to discuss that criminal's motivations, signature, psychological issues, childhood, etc. At our first meeting, we will be discussing Russian serial killer Andrei Chikatilo, and I will be linking articles about him to the club's Myspace page in the next week. Date/location/time of group T.B.A.


Southeastern Sociology Association (SSA)

The Southeastern Sociological Association (SSA) is an organization that seeks
to enhance sociological knowledge, educate the community about social issues,
and prepare members for positions in the field of sociology. Members welcome
opportunities to interact and interface with other organizations and individuals
who work for social change. Membership in SSA is open to any Southeastern
student, regardless of major, who has had at least one sociology course and
wants to make the world a better place for the whole human race. SSA: because
the world is SSA-backwards!

Membership Requirements:

Students in any major who have had at least one sociology course and want to
make the world better for everyone can join by coming to a meeting

Meeting Times:

Meetings are held on Monday at 5:30 p.m. in Fayard Hall, Room 234

For more information about the Sociology Club, please contact Mr. Russell Castro at or Connect with Us on Facebook.

  ssa flyer




StandOUT is an organization for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Questioning (LGBTQ) students and allies. Primarily a social organization standOUT provides a respectful, understanding, and inclusive place for LGBTQ identified students to meet and socialize. StandOUT also participates in a number of educational and social change oriented events throughout the year including: LGBTQ history month, suicide prevention and awareness week, and National Coming Out day.

Meeting Times:

standOUT meets twice a week. Regular business meetings are held on Monday evenings at 5:00pm in Fayard Room 303. 


Safe Space Training – SELU provides Ally training for students, faculty, and staff who want to create an environment of acceptance, support, and understanding for LGBTQ students.

PFLAG – New Orleans (Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays): 

Equality Louisiana:

Louisiana Trans Advocates

The Trevor Project

GLSEN (Gay, Lesbian, and Straight Education Network)

Southern Poverty Law Center – LGBT Rights



For more information about standOUT please contact the officers at or faculty advisor Dr. Marc Settembrino at