The Marshall University Forensic Identification Association (MUFIA) is a student-run organization created to promote interest and advancement, both personal and professional, of the Forensic Science Graduate Program at Marshall University.
One of the key elements of succeeding in the world of forensic science is by connecting and networking with individuals already working in the forensic community. MUFIA focuses on this idea. National and international conferences are just one way to accomplish this goal. No matter which discipline is chosen, there is more than one professional conference available for students to attend throughout the year. The two main conferences attended by MUFIA members are the American Academy of Forensic Scientists (AAFS) Conference and the International Association of Identification (IAI) Conference. The purpose of the organization is to aid students to travel to these events in which connections can be made. Through numerous fundraisers, some of the cost of attending events can be deferred.
Membership into MUFIA is achieved by being a graduate student or a selected undergraduate student. Each student pays a membership fee which is later distributed back to the students when attending a conference or career-related travel. MUFIA is a great way to gain connections both personally and professionally, and is one of the many great things about the Marshall University Forensic Science Program!
MUFIA on Facebook
Fundraiser | The MUFIA Store
All proceeds from the online store go to assist MUFIA members in providing community services, attending educational meetings and professional conferences; including the annual American Academy of Forensic Science (AAFS) Conference.
Fundraiser | Specialty T-Shirts, Polos, and Jackets
MUFIA specialty apparel is not available in the online store and must be ordered directly through us. Download our designs and order form below.
MUFIA Apparel Designs PDF
MUFIA Apparel Order Forms PDF
Fundraiser | CSI: Huntington
CSI: Huntington allows students of all ages to gain hands-on experience of what it is like being a Crime Scene Investigator. This event is 9 a.m.-2 p.m. and includes lunch. Prices vary depending on group size. All proceeds from the sale of our products will go to the MUFIA to assist our members in providing community services, attending educational meetings and professional conferences; including the annual American Academy of Forensic Science (AAFS) Conference.
Download the CSI: Huntington 2015 Flyer PDF
Fundraiser | Honor Fridge
Is a simple snack center that provides a variety of food and drinks to the students, faculty, staff, and visitors at the Marshall University Forensic Science Center (MUFSC). If you happen to be in the MUFSC, stop by and grab a snack to help support MUFIA. All proceeds go directly to aid student travel to conferences and training.
We are happy to announce the current officers for Spring 2018/Spring 2019:
President: Chelsey McPhillen
Vice President: Rachel Maragliano
Secretary: Hollyann Swann
Treasurer: Andrea Kardohely
Fundraising Chair: Grayce Behnke
Fundraising Co-Chair: Cara Paraska
If you have any questions, concerns, product ideas or would just like to know more about MUFIA, please contact us:
MUFIA members may download the MUFIA business card template for their personal use.
MUFIA Business Cards (PDF for Avery 8876)