The purpose of the Madonna University Forensic Science Society is to encourage interaction and networking between Madonna University students, alumni, and forensic science organizations within the local area. The MUFSS also hosts get-togethers, learning activities and opportunities for members to put their skills and Felician Values into service for the community. Students are eligible (and encouraged) to join once they are accepted and enrolled at Madonna.
Joining a forensic science organization provides students an opportunity to interact with active members of the forensic science community, as well as to be exposed to the latest research in their chosen field. Student members have opportunities to attend symposia and training workshops, volunteer and interact with peers and working professionals throughout the world.
There tend to be two categories of forensic science organizations: those which serve a single forensic discipline (e.g., DNA analysis, latent fingerprint examination or forensic anthropology) and those which serve all forensic disciplines on a regional or national/international scale. The single-discipline organizations are generally restricted to those actively working in the field, whereas the multi-discipline organizations are very welcoming to student members, offering membership at significantly reduced rates.
It is suggested that forensic science students join a regional or national/international forensics organization at their earliest opportunity, and to become actively involved. The Forensic Science Department faculty at Madonna can assist you in choosing the best organization to match your career interests.
National/Regional Forensics organizations allowing student membership
Sigma Zeta is a national honor society for students majoring in science or mathematics. The organization was founded in 1925. The Beta Omicron Chapter was installed at Madonna University in 2001.
Every winter an induction ceremony for new members and banquet is held on campus. You must attend the banquet ceremony to join Sigma Zeta. There is only one induction per year.
Depending on the officers and members, voluntary activities may be sponsored throughout the year. Past activities have included a barbecue, science outreach day at a local elementary school, T-shirt sale, and a trip to the Wayne County morgue.
If you feel you meet the following requirements, please complete the application form available in the science office.
If you have any questions, please contact Maria Kuhn at 734-432-5512 or firstname.lastname@example.org.