symbol of lae fraternity


 Lambda Alpha Epsilon is a national criminal justice fraternity. It was created in 1937 in Los Angeles, California to provide an avenue to continue contact between those who attended the 1937 California Technical Institute for Peace Officer Training. It has since expanded as an academic fraternity and now includes 183 active chapters throughout the US (which include practitioners/professionals in addition to academics). It is under the purview of the American National Criminal Justice Association.

Why join?

Lambda Alpha Epsilon aims to assist members in learning more about the criminal justice system. The purpose of LAE is to bring members of the club together so as to learn more about the Criminal Justice field, as well as gain insight and network for potential job opportunities in the field. LAE was also created as a way to encourage the expansion of higher education and training within the criminal justice field. 

Goals of Lae-Improve Criminal Justice Through Educational Activities

  1. Foster professionalism in law enforcement personnel and agencies.
  2. Promote professional, academic, and public awareness of criminal justice issues.
  3. Encourage the establishment and expansion of higher education and professional training in criminal justice.
  4. Provide a unified voice for professionals in, and students of, criminal justice.
  5. Promote high standards of ethical conduct, professional training, and higher education within the criminal justice field.

Membership Requirements

  1. Be enrolled in or have taken one criminal justice/criminology or law related course.
  2. Be an enrolled student at the University of Arkansas
  3. Be 18 years of age
  4. $40 initial membership fee, $35 annual membership dues


Erica Estes, Director of Employer Relations

Lauren Copley Sabon, Ph.D.
Visiting Assistant Professor