Criminology Student Association
A growing need within the Criminology program prompted the formation of the Criminology Student Association (CSA). For various reasons and to facilitate the endeavours of the CSA, a new annual criminology fee of $75.00 has been added to your tuition costs. These funds will be directed to advancing your opportunity to grow and experience an enhanced Criminology program. The university has allocated a certain portion of the fee collected to an endowment fund.
Monies generated from this endowment fund will be redirected back to the Criminology program to be used to expand your university experience.
The remainder of the annual funds will be allocated towards activities chosen by students. In this way, you as a student in the Criminology program will determine how your student fee is spent. With this in mind, a committee has been struck to discuss and determine which projects and activities will best meet the needs and wants of all students in our program.
Graduate Students' Association
The Graduate Students’ Association (GSA) is the student government representative of all graduate students at Laurier. More information about the various opportunities and events presented by the GSA can be found on their website.
Criminology Student Association Funding Committee
The committee is made up of the dean of Laurier’s Brantford campus, the Criminology program coordinator and two faculty members from Criminology. Also included will be four student representatives from Criminology.
Your committee is anxious to hear from you. A proposal submission form is available. Also, please feel free to contact your year representative with ideas and proposals for activities you would like to see happen. Proposals will be discussed at committee meetings and, once the dean and the vice-principal have given consent, our administration will make all necessary arrangements for the events.
Please take advantage of this wonderful opportunity to actively influence how the Criminology fees are allocated and to participate in shaping and growing your university experience. The committee looks forward to working with all Criminology students to reach this exciting goal.
Every Laurier Brantford student who has declared Criminology as their major is automatically enrolled in the CSA.
The objectives of the Criminology Student Association
- To represent and promote the academic welfare interests of the Criminology Student Association (CSA) members to the Department of Criminology and the Laurier Brantford community as a whole.
- To stimulate and promote criminological inquiry.
- To provide an organized body through which criminology students may actively participate in university affairs.
- To provide students with an opportunity to explore various aspects of criminology as these relate to career possibilities and community engagement initiatives.
Please refer to the CSA constitution.
Criminology Student Association Activities
As a member of the CSA, you are able to attend a variety of criminology-related field trips at no cost. This is a wonderful opportunity to see how criminology is applied in everyday life. While trips vary by year, past trips have included:
- Ontario Police College
- Toronto Police Service (52 Division)
- Sprucedale Correctional Center
- Grand Valley Institution for Women
- Forensic Identification Services
Trip Request Forms are available from the Department of Criminology.
Note that due to the limited number of spots for most trips, a certain number of spaces will be reserved for fourth-year, non-returning students and will be granted by lottery selection. The remainder of spaces will be available to first-, second- and third-year returning students and will also be granted by lottery selection.
The CSA has organized a number of events and projects for its members including:
- Pub nights for students and their professors.
- Guest speaker lectures in various Criminology classes.
- A “Careers in Criminology” job fair.
- World Vision sponsorship of a less fortunate child every year.
- Donating money Christmas gifts to the youth at “Why Not Mission”.
- Sponsoring activities at the Aboriginal Conference.
- Sponsoring activities at a graduate student conference.
- Sponsoring activities at the “Laurier Remembers Nelson Mandela” event.
Criminology Student Association FAQ
What types of opportunities are there to become involved with the Criminology Student Association?
There are many opportunities to get involved with helping to plan and host our events. Events brought to you by the Criminology Student Association (CSA) that require volunteers include Meet and Greet Pub Nights at the Piston Broke, the Annual Careers in Criminology Fair and the Annual Criminology Conference as well as a variety of other activities.
How do I become a member of the CSA at Laurier Brantford?
All full-time students enrolled in Criminology are automatically members. To become an executive member, please look out for our elections meeting usual during the first week of class in September.
Are the CSA executive positions paid?
No, all CSA executive positions are volunteer-based.
Who signs the CSA proposals?
The CSA receives many proposals to fund activities, events, guest speakers, etc. When the CSA receives a proposal, it is reviewed by the CSA executive members and then signed if approved. It then goes to the department chair and then to the dean.
How can I see the meeting minutes?
The CSA executives keep weekly minutes from their executive meetings. Anyone who would like to view the minutes is welcome to email email@example.com and you will be emailed a copy. If there are any questions that have not been answered please feel free to ask any member of the executive.