Criminology, Law and Society

Student Association




CLSSA will host some events during the semester and will also suggests other external events that we think you might enjoy.

We understand that between classes and work is hard to join us. However, we encourage all grad students to join events to get to know each other. Support from other grad students is very helpful. They can help you with classes, borrow books, suggest restaurants, nice places to go out, and without knowing it you might be creating important friendships and/or colleague relationships!

We strongly recommend students to follow us on Facebook or Twitter to learn more details about events.



  • January 31 - Welcome Happy Hour 8pm, Brion's Grille (10621 Braddock Rd, Fairfax)
  • February 21 - Trivia Night 8pm, Hard Times Cafe (4069 Chain Bridge Rd, Fairfax)
  • February 21 - Brown Bag Dr Stacey Houston 12-1pm, JC 333D
  • February 28 - Self-Care in Grad School Workshop 3pm, HUB room 5
  • April - CLSSA Elections Online
  • April 24 - Grad Students Research Forum 1-4pm, JC 333D
  • May 2 - End of Semester Happy Hour 6-9pm, Hard Times Cafe Fairfax
  • In Spring 2019, CLSSA ORDERED CLS HOODIES!! :) :)



  • February 8 Grad Student Career Workshop 1:30-3pm-Fenwick Library 1014B
  • February 28 Criminal Justice Speaker Series-Dr. John Jarvis 1-2pm, Fenwick Library 2001
  • March 4 2019 Mastrofski Lecture featuring Professor David Kennedy 11:15 – 12:15pm, Fenwick Library 2001
  • March 7 Emily Owens Presentation 4-5:15 p.m, Hazel Hall Room 215 RSVP (Arlington Campus)
  • March 16 CycleBar Fundraiser for OAR-"Cycle for Second Chances" 3pm, you need to register
  • March 20 MS in Criminal Justice Info Session 6-7pm, Merten Hall #1203
  • March 21 J Rick Brown Talk (Deputy Commissioner -Ret- of the PA State Police 4:30pm, Thompson Hall #1017,
  • March 21 Symposium “Safety for Our Sisters: Ending Violence Against Native Women” 2-5:30 pm, info click here
  • March 25 Racism in Virginia and Opportunities for Change 4-5:30pm, The HUB-Ballroom
  • April 3 Scott W. Stern - Book talk and signing book 4-5pm, JC Cinema
  • April 7 Heroes vs. Villains 5K Run for Justice 8:30am-11am, Fairfax Corner (4100 Monument Corner Drive)
  • April 8 MAP Workshop 12:15-1:15, ENT 318
  • April 11 Victims’ Rights 5K Run/Walk Merten Hall Lawn, GMU Fairfax Campus
  • April 11 Presentation by Kristina Rose 4:30pm, Thompson Hall, RSVP