Sociology & Criminology | Sociology Club

The Sociology Club at Benedictine College

The Sociology Club was founded in 2011 to provide fellowship, academic and service opportunities for students interested in sociology. The club meets twice a month for lunch and planning. It sponsors at least one academic and one service outreach each year.

Sponsored speakers have included:

  • Benny Hochman, Author and Survivor of the Holocaust Death Camp at Buchenwald
  • Father Robert Obol, Author and Pastor, who spoke about his own experiences of terrorism and pastoral work in Uganda
  • Bill Scholl, Director of Social Justice for the Archdiocese of Kansas City who spoke on Immigration Issues and the USCCB
  • Kristy Childs, Director and Founder of Veronica’s Voice, who spoke on "Prostitution and Trafficking: Understanding of the Dynamics of Oppression"
  • Paul Pearce, Executive Producer of “Rise and Dream” a film about Unbound’s missionary work in the Philippines who premiered the film at BC
  • Sister Miracles of the Little Way, a Franciscan Sister of the Poor of Jesus, who spoke about the Sisters’ Street Ministry to the Homeless in Kansas City and how we can help
  • Deb Campbell, Sociology Alumna and founder of A Couple of Characters, who directed a theatre-therapy performance by women recovering from abuse and severe trauma
  • A Panel of Post-Abortive Women who told their stories about the pain of abortion and their own journeys of recovery
  • A Panel of Refugee Service Providers who recounted stories of their work with refugees from the camps to resettlement
  • Laney Pieper, Sociology Alumna, who spoke to the club about how to market yourself for employment and about her work as a Probation Officer

Service Projects for the Club have included:

  • Service Drive for DOVES, Atchison’s Battered Women’s Shelter
  • Habitat for Humanity work days
  • Tutoring at the Elementary School
  • Party Planning for the Boys’ and Girls’ Club
  • Party Planning and Dance for a local Nursing Home
  • Ringing the Bell for Salvation Army
  • Sponsoring a Family at Christmas
  • Participating in Campus Clean-up

Sociology Club Mock Refugee Camp

Sociology Club Missionary Panel

Sociology Club Missionary Panel