Three Major Objectives

Do not underestimate the power of the inquiry and the life-long benefits of conducting research/creative work early in your college career. And, remember - anyone can do research! In fact, we all conduct research every day. How? By asking vital questions, engaging in systematic processes to find truths, and sharing our findings with those around us. The critical thinking skills you acquire through the research/creative process will help you thrive in any classroom or work environment. Research connects and is connected to everything: Policy, scholarship, public service, journalism, to name a few, all rely on the facts derived from rigorous research. Without the information garnered through research, effective learning and educated decision-making are impossible.

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Research shows that long term mentoring relationships with faculty and/or participation in research labs improve students’ academic adjustment, retention, and academic success; develops their team work and leadership skills; hones their communication, writing, and presentation skills; and is overall associated with a wide range of favorable behavioral, health-related, motivational, and career outcomes. It is also a life-altering experience that is fun, engaging, and challenging.

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True to the New York spirit, John Jay proudly has the most diverse student body among CUNY’s senior colleges, representing 130+ nationalities and with 42% of students who are first in their family to attend college. We understand that finding new friends and creating community can be a challenge in such a new and distinct environment. Our research/creativity community is vast, robust, and vibrant. We will connect you to cohorts and labs, inform you of cross campus trainings, and invite you to workshops and seminars relevant to your research or creative project. We also help you network beyond the John Jay College setting, in order to maximize your chances of finding just the right internship or volunteer placement and prepare you for your academic and professional future.

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Our Mission

The mission of the Office for Student Research & Creativity is to fund, support, and recognize high-quality student-faculty collaborative research and scholarship in all disciplines, representing the diversity of John Jay College of Criminal Justice (JJC).

Our Vision

OSRC strives to create and sustain a robust, inclusive, and competitive research support program at John Jay College of Criminal Justice that maximizes cutting-edge research opportunities, raises student and faculty profiles, and represents a nationally acclaimed and globally recognized criminal and social justice research institution.