Resources for Criminal Justice students

Student Conduct and Policies


Sign up for the Criminal Justice email list

UWTCJ is an electronic mailing list for current Criminal Justice students. This email list will provide you with reminders of upcoming deadlines, registration information, job and internship opportunities, special events, graduation information and more. Once admitted to the Criminal Justice Program, students are automatically subscribed to the listserv, prior to the quarter of admission.


Advising and degree planning

You are encouraged to use the online Degree Audit Reporting System (DARS) to check on progress toward your degree. DARS is a useful tool but it should not replace one-on-one degree planning with an advisor in the Academic Advising Center.


Career planning


Registration and courses


Working on research


Information technology assistance


Student organizations

Student organizations utilize students' energies, aptitudes and knowledge to enhance opportunities for student learning and service. If you want to get involved or learn more, visit the Student Engagement website to review a list of registered student organizations.

The Criminal Justice League

The Criminal Justice League at the University of Washington Tacoma wishes to provide involvement for criminal justice majors and minors in the criminal justice community to obtain a better understanding of how to provide quality interaction, support, and well-being for victims, offenders, criminal justice professionals, and family members who have been affected by the criminal justice system. Dr. Janelle Hawes is the faculty advisor.

Criminal Justice League Contact Information

For more information on joining CJL, or to help raise awareness for victims of human trafficking, please feel free to email cjleague@uw.edu.

2016-2017 Officers

  • Ashleigh Watson, President
  • Karina Ramos, Vice President
  • Liliana Caracoza Lopez, Secretary
  • Shannon Widdicombe, Treasurer
  • Reggie Harper, Recruitment Director

Alpha Phi Sigma, Pi Beta Pi chapter

Alpha Phi Sigma is a national criminal justice honor society that promotes academic excellence, community service, educational leadership and unity. The Pi Beta Pi chapter was established at UW Tacoma in 2017 by Dr. Jeff Cohen, the faculty advisor.

Alpha Phi Sigma is the only criminal justice honor society that is a certified member of the Association of College Honor Societies and affiliated with the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences. Membership benefits include life-time membership, access to scholarships, personal connections with fellow Criminal Justice students, career development opportunities, and professional contacts made through our meetings and national conferences.

Learn more about Pi Beta Pi on DawgDen: https://dawgden.tacoma.uw.edu/organization/Pi_Beta_Pi.

2016-2017 Officers

  • Courtney Sullivan, Outreach and Membership Coordinator
  • Matthew Upchurch, President
  • Karina Ramos, Vice President
  • Alberto Baena, Secretary
  • Jeffery Smith, Treasurer