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.


Lavender Lions

Lavender Lions is a student-led community organization that aims to provide an accepting and safe space for all member of the LGBTQIAP+ community as well as their allies by providing social support, education, programming, and social activities. 

The Lavender Lions meet every other Monday from 5 until 7pm in Student Union Room 2207

For more information email lavenderlionslu@gmail. com 

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Marc Settembrino

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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
Follow us on Instagram @southeastern_prelaw.

For more information about PLSA, please contact Mr. Jonathan Varnado 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.

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