The Student Social Work Organization offers students an excellent chance to meet and become acquainted with other social work majors. It opens the door to a learning experience outside the classroom. It is also an opportunity to be informed and aware of issues pertaining to school, work, and community affairs that affect students. This organization also provides opportunities to become involved in such Social Work Department committees as Student Issues and Curriculum Development. To view the organization's constitution, please click here.
Phi Alpha is a national social work honor society for undergraduate social work majors, faculty, and local practitioners. The purposes of Phi Alpha are to provide a closer bond among students of social work and promote humanitarian goals and ideals. Phi Alpha fosters high standards of academic excellence and training for social workers.
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An undergraduate student is eligible for active membership after achieving the following national minimum requirements and meeting local chapter requirements:
Applications to become a student member of NASW are available in the Social Work Department Office, Classroom Building C 115. A $48 membership fee gives students the following benefits: membership at the national and state chapter level; subscriptions to NASW News and Social Work; discounts on other journals and publications; NASW JobLink, Inc.; and more.
Student representatives are elected to the following faculty committees:
This committee is responsible for matters related to course offerings of the Social Work Department. The Curriculum Committee is responsible for reviewing the curriculum and proposing curriculum changes. Two students are elected to this committee from membership in the Student Social Work Organization.
Student Issues Committee
This committee is responsible for making recommendations regarding advisement needs to the faculty and department chair, developing activities and programs which relate to post-graduate concerns, and selecting the outstanding senior awards.
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