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Political Science and Criminal Justice

Student Organizations and Activities

CLIC (Community Legal Information Clinic)

CLIC provides free legal information to the Chico community as well as surrounding areas. California State University, Chico student paralegal interns staff CLIC and provide free legal information in the forms of seminars, workshops, and limited representation to clients in administrative law hearings. To find out about opportunities to participate as an intern, visit Professor Sally Anderson or call 530-898-4254.

CJSA (Criminal Justice Student Association)

The Criminal Justice Student Association (CJSA) is an organization for students interested in the field of criminal justice. CJSA organizes activities to help students succeed in their chosen professions. For example, they have hosted rÞsumÞ workshops, job recruiters, and information sessions regarding how to interview well. They also plan activities that are of interest to members such as prison tours and inviting professionals to talk about their careers. The organization is open to all CSU, Chico students interested in criminal justice, not just criminal justice majors. Contact faculty advisor, Professor Darin Haerle at for more information.


Model United Nations

Chico 's Model UN students have earned an international reputation for excellence during the past 15 years. Interested students take POLS 442 in the fall semester and compete at the American West conference in mid-November. The top performers then take POLS 240A and 240B in the spring to prepare for the National Model UN Conference (usually mid-spring semester). In 2005 more than 2200 students (40 percent from colleges outside the U.S.) competed, representing over 220 delegations. Contact Professor Crosby, faculty advisor. 


Pi Sigma Alpha

Chico State is home to the Upsilon Delta chapter of Pi Sigma Alpha, the National Political Science Honor Society. Applications can be obtained from the political science department office. For more information, contact Professor Adam Irish at

Pre-Law Society

The CSU, Chico Pre-Law Society is a student-run organization that is devoted to providing the prospective law students at CSU, Chico with the opportunity to learn more about law school and the legal profession. The organization accomplishes this goal by hosting a diverse program of workshops, guest speakers, publications, and events. The CSU, Chico Pre-Law Society also sponsors and participates in campus events and field trips to area law schools and functions. Members can expect to develop a better understanding of the law school admissions process and preparedness for the LSAT. The organization is open to prospective law students of all majors. Contact Professor Mahalley Allen, in new window), faculty advisor, for more information.


CLIC members