Students can get involved with the Forensic Science Institute at UCO by applying to join the Student Academy of Forensic Science or Delta Delta Epsilon.
Student Academy of Forensic Science (SAFS)
Adviser: Catilin Porterfield
The Student Academy of Forensic Sciences (SAFS) at UCO is open to all students, faculty and staff interested in learning more about the field of forensics. The group meets at noon every other Wednesday in the Forensic Science Institute atrium.
Tatiana Ulate, President
Lillian Baker, Vice President
Kendra Brogden, Secretary
Selina Baldwin, Public Relations Secretary
Erin Dowd, Treasurer
Victoria Pangle, Senator
Kelsie Soto, Historian
Delta Delta Epsilon
The Forensic Sciences Honor Society
Adviser: Brandt Cassidy
The mission of the Society is to function as an honor and professional society for students of the forensic sciences. The activities of the Society shall be designed to stimulate academic achievement, promote community understanding, and advance the fields of forensic science. Colleges and universities which grant baccalaureate or advanced degrees in one or more of the forensic sciences that support this mission may establish chapters or individual membership affiliations with the Society. Undergraduate and graduate students and professionals of sound scholarship and character who support this mission may be elected to membership.
- Undergraduate students shall be enrolled at UCO, have declared a major in forensic science, have completed 60 semester hours or equivalent, 12 of said 60 semester hours being within the Forensic Science Institute, have a minimum GPA of 3.5 on a 4.0 scale, and rank in the top 35% of their class. Transfer students shall have completed 60 semester hours or equivalent, 12 of said 60 semester hours being within the Forensic Science Institute;
- Graduate students shall be enrolled at UCO, have declared a major in forensic science, have completed 12 semester hours or equivalent within the Forensic Science Institute, have a minimum GPA of 3.5 on a 4.0 scale.
- Professional Members. Alumni of collegiate chapters shall be professional members. Others meeting the following criteria may be elected to professional membership: (a) earned one or more collegiate degrees in a forensic science with a 3.5 GPA as undergraduates or 3.5 grade point average as graduate students and not have been previously initiated into Delta Delta Epsilon, or (b) have earned one or more degrees qualifying them to work in forensic science with a 3.5 GPA as undergraduates or 3.5 GPA as graduate students and have made a distinctive contribution to the field of forensic science.