The Student Social Work Organization (SSWO) exists to allow an outlet for student service, to inform students of meetings, workshops and conferences of interest to them, to supplement the formal educational experience, to provide for fellowship for those pursuing common goals, and to serve as a liaison with the social work department. SSWO sponsors forums, fund raisers, social events, and service and social action projects in the area.
SSWO has its own officers and Constitution, and has representation on the Community Advisory Committee to the social work department. All students who are in the social work program, or who have an interest in social and service action programs, are eligible to participate. You are encouraged to become involved in this organization.
Many campus-wide committees and organizations also seek student membership and involvement. Some that may be of interest to developing social work professionals include:
Student Life has more information about student organizations on campus that may appeal to you as a social work major.
SSWO Membership Application 2012-13 (254kB) (PDF)
The social work program hosts the Delta Omega chapter of Phi Alpha, the national leadership honor society of social work. The purpose of Phi Alpha is to promote high standards of education for social workers, facilitate bonds between social work students, and promote service.
Criteria for admission to Phi Alpha include:
Induction into Phi Alpha is held in fall and winter semesters at the end-of-the-semester department meetings.