Student Organizations

SWSA – Social Work Student Association

BSW Social Work Student Association      

     Both pre-social work students and social work majors are encouraged to join the Social Work Student Association (SWSA).  The guiding principle of the SWSA is “Making a Difference in People’s Lives”.  Its purpose is to promote awareness about the profession of social work in the community, as well as on campus, and to foster unity among social work students through mutual support and advocacy.  The organization offers students opportunities to enhance personal growth through sharing and working together and to learn about organizational dynamics and leadership.

     The student organization operates through a committee structure which offers social work students many opportunities to participate in community service activities, fundraising, student support, student recruitment, and community and university events.  (See SWSA By-laws, Appendix 43).  Its Executive Committee includes the Officers of the organization, as well as the Chairperson of its six standing committees, ensuring broad-based decision-making and information sharing.  Elections are held each semester.

     Students may join the organization at any time during the year by contacting SWSA’s Recruitment Committee Chair or Treasurer. A small membership fee is required. The combination of membership dues and special fundraising projects helps finance lunch meetings, as well as student trips to NASW conferences or Social Work Legislative Day activities in Austin and/or other functions.


Phi Alpha Mu Honor Society

Phi Alpha Mu Social Work Honor Society is offering scholarships to Social Work students.

Deadlines for submission:

  • Fall 2016 - October 3, 2016
  • Spring 2017 - February 6, 2017

Eligibility Requirements

Membership Application for Fall 2016 and Spring 2017