Frequently Asked Questions
How do I get involved in Students Conquering Cold Cases?
Unlike many clubs on campus, SCCC does require an application and interview process to join. We aren’t scary, though — we promise! If you’re interested in submitting an application for spring 2022, please visit the Join Us section of our website! It’ll link to an application, which you can complete and send back to us. If you have any questions, feel free to reach out to the club’s email or to any of the executive board members.
When and where do you hold meetings?
We meet every Wednesday night at 9pm, in Lawrence 205.
Do I have to be pre-law to join?
Of course not! Though many of our members are considering careers in the legal field, there’s no required major for membership to SCCC. We welcome all majors!
So, is this club like Criminal Minds?
Not quite. Reading case files isn’t quite as glamorous as they make it look on television.
We’re going to solve these cases, right?
In a perfect world, yes, we would be able to solve every case that comes across our desk. Once again, the unfortunate reality remains that these cases have gone unsolved for a number of years. When we compose our semester goals, we focus on making progress on a case, not coming up with a Clue-style explanation of how the case unfolded. If you join SCCC, you have to be comfortable with the fact that there most likely won’t be some flashy handcuff moment at the end of the case. We make as much progress as we can, via research and discussion, in the hopes that we can serve as fresh sets of eyes on each case.
I love true crime. Should I join?
Maybe! But it’s worth noting that SCCC is not a social club. In order to make the most out of your experience in SCCC, you should once again be comfortable with the fact that it’s a professional club. We look at gory material, review crime scene reports, and interact with members of the local law enforcement community. If this sounds like something you’d be interested in, then send us an application!
I’m not entirely sure if I should join. Are there current club members that I can talk to about their experiences?
Of course! Our executive board is more than willing to talk to any prospective members. Feel free to reach out to any of them (emails are posted under the E-Board page) just to say hi, introduce yourself, and ask your questions.