Iona University Students Deepen Understanding of Law in the Nation’s Capital During Visit to Washington, D.C.

Students in Iona University’s Criminal Justice Club recently traveled to Washington, D.C., gaining valuable insights into the workings of the nation’s capital.

Led by club president Connor Murray ’25 and faculty advisor Dr. Tyron Pope with the support of the School of Arts & Science, the itinerary featured several important visits.

Notably, students spent time exploring prestigious institutions such as the United States Supreme Court and Capitol building, where they were graciously hosted by the Capitol Police. Additionally, students explored cultural landmarks, including the Smithsonian National Museum of American History and the Smithsonian American Art Museum, enriching their understanding of the historical as well as artistic context surrounding the city.

“The Criminal Justice Club is excited to continue providing future professionals with educational opportunities and experiences they will remember for a lifetime,” Murray said.

Criminal Justice students in front of Capitol Building during school trip to DC

Looking ahead, the Criminal Justice Club will continue to offer collaborative events for students to “learn outside the lines” of the classroom. All members of the Iona community with an interest in law and law enforcement, regardless of major, are encouraged to attend. For further information, please contact Connor Murray at

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Iona’s Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice degree provides a comprehensive overview of the legal and law enforcement systems. Majoring in criminal justice connects Iona students to career-building internship opportunities, offers exposure to academic research and provides the space to consider justice in new ways. 

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Founded in 1940, Iona University is a master's-granting private, Catholic, coeducational institution of learning in the tradition of the Edmund Rice Christian Brothers. Iona's 45-acre New Rochelle campus and 28-acre Bronxville campus are just 20 miles north of Midtown Manhattan. With a total enrollment of nearly 4,000 students and an alumni base of more than 50,000 around the world, Iona is a diverse community of learners and scholars dedicated to academic excellence and the values of justice, peace and service. Iona is highly accredited, offering undergraduate degrees in liberal arts, science and business administration, as well as Master of Arts, Master of Science and Master of Business Administration degrees and numerous advanced certificate programs. Iona students enjoy small class sizes, engaged professors and a wide array of academic programs across the School of Arts & Science; LaPenta School of Business; NewYork-Presbyterian Iona School of Health Sciences; and Hynes Institute for Entrepreneurship & Innovation. Iona is widely recognized in prestigious rankings, including The Princeton Review’s 2024 national list of “The Best 389 Colleges” and The Wall Street Journal/College Pulse’s “2024 Best Colleges in America,” which ranked Iona at #66 in the nation overall and #8 in the nation among Catholic schools. Iona’s LaPenta School of Business is also accredited by AACSB International, a recognition awarded to just six percent of business schools worldwide. In addition, The Princeton Review recognized Iona’s on-campus MBA program as a “Best Business School for 2023.” Iona also offers a fully online MBA program for even greater flexibility. In July 2021, Iona announced the establishment of the NewYork-Presbyterian Iona School of Health Sciences, which is now principally located on Iona’s Bronxville campus in collaboration with NewYork-Presbyterian. Connecting to its Irish heritage, the University also recently announced it is expanding abroad with a new campus in County Mayo, Ireland. A school on the rise, Iona officially changed its status from College to University on July 1, 2022, reflecting the growth of its academic programs and the prestige of an Iona education.