Undergraduate News
Warren Dukes

The Digital Criminology program, proposed last academic year, is on schedule to begin populating on-campus majors beginning Fall 2020. This program partners our Law and Society curriculum with the Purdue Polytechnic Institute-Cyber Security program to build an academic program targeting students with interest in cyber-investigations.

Cecilia Zavala

Ms. Cecilia Zavala, Senior, Law and Society major was a summer Research Fellow with the Purdue National Science Foundation, backed by the Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (LSAMP). Her summer project involved quantitative statistical analyses for a current research project focused on police organizational cultures, and will co-author in the Spring publication submission to a national criminal justice journal in the upcoming Spring.

This fall marks the second semester of our Undergraduate Teaching Assistant (UGTA) program. This program provides an opportunity for outstanding undergraduate students to work closely with professors in providing TA support for various courses. To date, we have had 8 undergraduates TA for 5 different courses, including Introduction to Sociology, Social Problems, Race & Ethnicity, Introduction to Social Statistics, and the Sociology of Law. In addition to obtaining valuable experience for subsequent career paths, UGTAs offer professors more flexibility in how they structure their courses. Current TAs are Chloe Edwards, Angely John, Paige Kinder, Nicole Koob, Anne Leer, Alexa Lievrouw, Anna Ratterman.

William M. Coghill

Undergraduate Internship Program – William (“Bill”) M. Coghill
During the 2018-2019 academic school year we had 24 students participate in the Sociology 423 Field Practicum in Sociology and Law and Society Course. There are at least 15 agency sites where students may take internships. The interim sites are largely located in Tippecanoe County including the Purdue campus comprising of law firms, police departments, county courts and service programs.

2018 Fall Semester 9 Students
2019 Spring Semester 15 Students
2020 Spring Semester 20 Students enrolled. (14 confrimed)

Undergraduate Student Awards

Andrea Howell The Undergraduate CLA Alumni Outstanding Senior Award: Andrea Howell
This annual awardee is selected by an Undergraduate Committee for an outstanding graduating senior in Sociology or Law and Society. The award is granted by the Department of Sociology and the College of Liberal Arts Alumni Board. Criteria for the award are to have achieved academic success; demonstrated a commitment to his or her major; balanced an academic load with extracurricular activities and/or a job; and demonstrated leadership ability.

Emily Cunningham Undergraduate Outstanding Paper Award: Emily Cunningham
Awarded each spring semester to a Sociology or Law and Society student completing a sociological research paper that is outstanding theoretically and/or methodologically. Emily also received the Outstanding Community Service Award which is given each spring semester to a Sociology or Law and Society student who has performed extensive service on campus and/or the greater Lafayette community

Chloe Edwards and Carpenter Scholarship The Amos J. & Della P. Carpenter Scholarship in Sociology, (new $2,500 scholarship) was awarded to Chloe Edwards. This endowment fund was established by Boi Carptenter (Purdue Sociology Alumuns) to support annual undergraduate scholarships for students enrolled in the University’s Department of Sociology in the CoIIege of Liberal Arts. Selection will be students who increase the racial, ethnic, and/or gender diversity of the Department.

Hanya Malik and Perrucci Award The Caroline C. Perrucci Undergraduate Achievement Award: Hanya Malik
Awarded each spring semester to a Sociology or Law and Society student who has been involved in progressive campus co-curricular activities relating to feminist programming and activism.