Pi Lambda Alpha

Pi Lambda Alpha is a vital academic fraternity for all Criminal Justice majors and minors. This student-centric organization provides students with unique educational opportunities, enhancement of leadership skills and continued professional career development.


Pi Lambda Alpha was founded in 2007 and is Central Methodist University’s chapter of Lambda Alpha Epsilon. Lambda Alpha Epsilon is the American Criminal Justice Association’s nationwide organization. The organization is split into six different regions. Pi Lambda Alpha is part of region three.


Besides being a professional fraternity for Criminal Justice majors and minors, Pi Lambda Alpha competes regionally and nationally, in areas of academic knowledge, physical fitness and agility, crime scene investigation, and firearms.

In March of 2020 President Roger Drake, authorized the organization of a Competitive Shooting team through Pi Lambda Alpha. The first competitive shooting team in the 165-year history of Central Methodist University. Today, Pi Lambda Alpha continue to provide a healthy, and safe environment for growth and networking for future leaders within the Criminal Justice system.

More information about the American Criminal Justice Association can be found on the ACJA website. *link to ACJA website: https://www.acjalae.org/

Mission Statement

Pi Lambda Alpha is the Central Methodist University’s chapter of the American Criminal Justice Association – Lambda Alpha Epsilon (ACJA-LAE). Pi Lambda Alpha promotes high standards of ethical conduct, professionalism, knowledge and excellence within the criminal justice field.


In accordance with the goals of Central Methodist University, it is the ongoing objective to prepare criminal justice student for the challenges of a career in public service, through academic excellence, self-knowledge, confidence, and a sense of honor and commitment by assuming responsibility and leadership in the service of others.

CMU Shooting Team Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CMU-Shooting-Team-101903875288523
CMU Pi Lambda Alpha Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Pi-Lambda-Alpha-115086517288358
Lambda Alpha Epsilon Website (national): https://www.acjalae.org/