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Minnesota State University, Mankato
Minnesota State University, Mankato

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Social Work Student Organizations

Getting involved in a student organization can become one the high points of college life. Meeting other students with similar interests, sharing experiences, working on projects together, raising funds for a favorite charity or field trip, attending professional meetings, sponsoring a campus activity, hosting an alumni dinner or reviewing the social work program, all help build lasting friendships and provide opportunities to gain and exercise leadership skills.

The Social Work Club

The Social Work Club is a student organization encouraged and supported by the social work faculty but organized and administered by students. Our Social Work club is one of the most active student clubs on campus and we are very proud of their involvement in the community. The Department encourages all social work students to join and it is never to early to do so. The Club announces it meeting dates/times and activities through a facebook page and on the Social Work Department's listserv.

Election of officers occurs each Fall and Spring term. Click on the link below for more information about the Social Work Club.

Social Work Club

Phi Alpha Honor Society

"The purposes of Phi Alpha Honor Society are to provide a closer bond among students of social work and promote humanitarian goals and ideals. Phi Alpha fosters higher standards of training for social workers and invites into membership those who have attained excellence in scholarship and achievement in social work."

The Social Work Department sponsors a chapter of this national Honor Society. Membership is by invitation which is based on academic achievement and a demonstrated commitment to the profession. Click on the link below for more information about the Phi Alpha Honor Society.

Phi Alpha Honor Society

Other Opportunities to Contribute Within the Department

Community Advisory Board

The Department maintains an active Community Advisory Board, made up of professionals (including alumni) who advise on matters of concern for the program. Student representation on this board brings an important perspective to the discussions.

Participation in Faculty Search Committees

It is the policy of the University and the Department to include student members from the BSSW program and the MSW program on every search committee when hiring new faculty members.

CSBS Student Advisory Council

The College of Social and Behavioral Sciences has created a Student Advisory Council to assist the College in evaluating its educational services and planning for future developments. A student from the Department is selected to represent us on this Council.