Charleston Southern University

Alan Fix

Criminal Justice Department
9200 University Blvd., Charleston, SC 29406

Spend some time with CSU this summer

Are you a high school student age 14-18 interested in criminal justice? Would you like to gain hands-on experience in criminal justice? Would you like to meet law enforcement agents, professors, and other students that share your interest? Would you like to learn about C.S.I. techniques, K-9 patrol, bomb and arson investigations, court proceedings, drone patrol, and prisons? Would you like to investigate a mock crime scene?

If you dream of a career in criminal justice, come and get a glimpse of the real world of criminal justice from the people who work in it every day. Visit with law enforcement agents, professors, and criminal justice students, as well as learn the procedures of prisons, crime labs, and the coroner’s office. Participate in activities that give you hands-on experiences, such as investigating a mock crime scene, being arrested, arresting someone else, and the like.

Past camp speakers include:

  • FBI, DEA, and Homeland Security federal agencies
  • SLED Firearms and Fire Investigation Divisions
  • Berkeley, Charleston, and Dorchester County Sheriff’s Departments
  • S.C. Department of Public Safety
  • Charleston Aviation Authority Airport Police
  • Charleston and Berkeley County Medical Examiner’s offices
  • Charleston, North Charleston, Goose Creek, Summerville, and Mt. Pleasant Police Departments
  • Charleston Southern University Criminal Justice Department professors.

Next event

June 17 – 21, 2024
Price: $220

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Lightsey Chapel Auditorium

Our auditorium seats up to 1,500 people. The Lightsey Chapel is designed for large scale events and has been the location for concerts, statewide political debates and cooking shows.

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Drew Conference Center

The Whitfield Center is located at the heart of campus and is a perfect location for conferences and events, and the Drew Conference Center can accommodate up to 200 people. The Whitfield Center offers flexible space to accommodate your next event. With multimedia projectors, staging and comfortable seating and located at the heart of campus, the space serves as a unique option for event hosting.

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Dining Hall

The recently expanded Dining Hall, with its floor-to-ceiling atrium style windows overlooking the center of campus and the Reflection Pond, is designed for large events (up to 600).

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Wingate by Wyndham

The Wingate hotel is conveniently located on the campus of Charleston Southern University and has space available for small to medium conferences and gatherings. The hotel also serves as a perfect location to host guests for extended events. For more information, click here.

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Gold Room

The Charleston Southern University Gold Room is located on the second floor of the Student Center. It’s a convenient location to parking and is a great space to host an event or conference. The Gold Room holds up to 200 people and is technology-friendly.