By Linda Pollock/What’s on Tap Editor

Students now have more opportunities to get glimpses of their chosen careers. Student Organizations recently approved the Council of American Instructors of the Deaf, American Criminal Justice Association and the Student Sociology Organization. The first organization was restarted this fall with the goal of supporting the network of people who give service to the deaf. They are part of a national organization. This chapter meets once a month to share their experiences and hear speakers in the field.

“This group is here to benefit students, (specifically) deaf education majors,” said Katie Veazey, president of the Council of American Instructors of the Deaf.

This semester, the council is holding a raffle to fund a trip to Gallaudet University in Washington, DC. It is a liberal arts university for deaf students. The students are selling raffle tickets until April. They are $1 or five for $4. Contact any officer for details. The winner will receive a grand prize containing: a free oil change a gift certificate to Winn Dixie and a free meal at Applebee’s.

The American Criminal Justice Association is a national organization recently started at Eastern. They have 20 members consisting of undergraduate and graduate students and professionals.

“Our objective at EKU is to unite persons who are interested in the field of criminal justice,” said Amy Flansburg, criminal justice major.

During this semester, the American Criminal Justice Association plans to visit the federal prison in Lexington. They also plan on bringing in a member of the Secret Service to discuss recruitment and duties.

The Student Sociology Organization was established just weeks ago. They explore such social issues as animal welfare, peace preservation and community activism.

“It was started because students and faculty believed there was a need to establish a group of people on the EKU campus who have a keen interest in sociological issues,” said Paula Moore, faculty adviser for SSO.

“We wish to see students united in pursuit of similar goals rather than divided over minor differences. We invite all progressive students to work in conjunction with SSO, to build a network of ideas and resources from which we may all benefit,” said Charity Quillen, president of SSO.

The focus of this group is to provide space where people can share ideas and work together in both civic and professional arenas.

SSO meets every other Monday in Keith 109.