Student Resources

Useful class links, information on the department scholarship and the latest from our two department student organizations, the SOC/CJ student club and international sociology honor society, Alpha Kappa Delta, can all be found here. We hope this information is helpful and if you think something is missing, please let us know.

Sociology / Criminal Justice Student Club

If interested in getting involved with the club or if you would like more information, please contact the faculty advisor, Dr. Jessica Hodge.

AKΔ : Alpha Kappa Delta

Requirements for membership include a major or minor in sociology or criminal justice, completion of at least four courses in sociology at the University of St. Thomas, and rank in the top 35th percentile of all students in your class. Questions can be directed to Dr. Jessica Hodge

For more info regarding the benefits of joining AKD, click here

‌‌‌Gessner Scholarship

Dr. John C. Gessner was a popular member of the Sociology Department from 1985 to 1991. Dr. Gessner died in 1991 while serving as chair of the department. After his death, his family established a scholarship in his memory. The Gessner Scholarship is awarded each spring. 

Gessner Scholarship Announcement 2018

Gessner Scholarship Application 2018

Mikulay/Misencik Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded each spring to a criminal justice student. The criteria include:

  • 92 credits by end of academic year which the application is made
  • Major or concentration in criminal justice
  • Has a background or experiences that provide a diverse perspectives on criminal justice issues
  • Demonstrated volunteerism and community involvement
  • Preference for student interested in pursuing law enforcement career

Mikulay Miscensik Scholarship Announcement 2018

Mikulay Miscensik Scholarship Application 2018

For general inquiries about either scholarship, contact us at

Luann Dummer Center Scholarship

The Luann Dummer Center for Women offers several grant opportunities for faculty, staff and students, including support for research as well as scholarships for Women's Studies majors. Interested individuals should contact the LDCW in OEC 103 or email for more information.

Welcome to the Sociology and Criminal Justice writing guide check list.  This checklist is mainly for helping students to prepare their academic assignment in sociology courses.  Although professor may have their own specific format, the check list will provide a helpful go-to guide for ASA/ASR writing format and other tips for writing. 

Resources and Links

Purdue University Online Writing Lab This writing resource will provide examples for ASA/ASR writing guides.  Go to the website and select Formatting in Sociology from the left menu.  You will find examples for in-text citations and references formatting.

Writing Center for Resources

The writing center is an on campus resource that provides services for students to enhance their writing skills and manuscripts.  They provide free one-on-one writing sessions and will help with preparing writing assignments.  This is a great writing resource!

University of St. Thomas Academic Integrity Policy

All sociology courses follow the guidelines outlined in the academic integrity policy.  Students should be aware of the university academic dishonesty (i.e. cheating and plagiarism etc.) policy.  For more details, please read the academic dishonesty policy in the student handbook. The link below will also provide more details and definitions on cheating, plagiarism and other important topics related to academic dishonesty.

ASA Style Short Guide

ASA Style Guide