Empowering students to confront issues impacting our justice system
The First-Year Hall of Justice Living-Learning Community is designed for students who are entering UMass Lowell as Criminal Justice majors, or have an interest in the field of Criminal Justice and/or Criminology. Students who live in this LLC will explore issues including violence and victims, justice-involved mental health populations, police innovations, data-driven practice and national security. Through understanding the ways in which the School of Criminology & Justice Studies utilizes innovative technologies, students will have opportunities to understand the facts and concepts of criminal justice, as well as how to apply such knowledge within their intended career path. This LLC will focus on exploring career opportunities as well as engaging with local law enforcement professionals that scaffold upon what is being learned within the classroom. Residents of this LLC will have the opportunity to interact regularly with a Faculty Advisor within the College of Fine Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences for academic support, mentoring, and guidance.
As a result of living in the First-Year Hall of Justice Living-Learning Community, students will have the opportunity to…
- Explore diverse social issues facing the Justice system.
- Identify campus resources that can assist in accomplishing personal and academic goals (e.g., Internships, Finding a Mentor, Tutoring, Resume writing, etc.).
- Develop meaningful relationships through networking opportunities with faculty, staff, alumni and peers that promote professional and academic success.
- Develop problem-solving skills, techniques and methods that will empower career development.
- Investigate the various career opportunities, academic Majors, Minors and Concentrations, within the field of Criminal Justice.
- Identify service opportunities within the field of Criminal Justice, including opportunities provided on the UMass Lowell campus, and within the region, that will promote leadership.
FirsT-year Faculty Advisor
Professor Cathy Levey | Lecturer, Criminal Justice, School of Criminology & Justice Studies