Student run Social Work organizations are one of the many ways you can get involved outside of class. Membership offers learning opportunities, a sense of purpose, and friends. All of the Social Work student organizations have by-laws outlining what it takes to be an active member in good standing. Additionally, they all honor members at graduation.
All are united in a single purpose: to better the world through social justice and action. Though organizations have different events and requirements, students are welcomed to each and are often part of multiple organizations. Organizations also co-host special event.
Founded in 1978 to support and unite African American social workers
Marygroves Association of Black Social Work Students (ABSW) was founded in 1978 to support and unite African American social workers, a minority in the work force. As a chapter of the National Association of Black Social Workers, we provide opportunities for African American students to advocate for policies and services addressing a broad range of social, economic and political issues that impact the African American community.
MMEN bonds the expanding number of male social workers in the field
MMEN bonds the expanding number of male social workers in the field. Our new organization is inspired from the increasing number of men who care; who put others needs before there own to see to a prospering community.
Network is open to all students who like to serve others and have a passion for social justice. Network members meet twice a month and partake in several events a semester. Active members must have a 3.0 GPA, participate in one event and attend two meetings.
Through Knowledge-the Challenge to Serve
Among one of the perks of being a Phi Alpha member is connecting with your peers on a deeper level. We strive to improve ourselves and the world using social work practices and group effort. The constructive time you spend with Phi Alpha members will develop you as a professional and holistic being.