Student Organizations

BSSW Student Organizations


Faculty actively encourage students to become members of professional organizations, university committees and organizations as well as to organize themselves in order to voice concerns, participate in policy formation, and enhance their professional development and leadership skills. Faculty members act as mentors and advisors for a number of student organizations.

Social Work Club

The Social Work Club serves as a significant collective voice for students and provides numerous opportunities for professional growth and development. The club plays a major role in addressing students concerns and facilitating communication of those concerns to the Program Director and full-time faculty. Social Work Club officers are elected annually by the membership. Dues to join are minimal. Fundraising activities are the primary source of revenue for various projects the club undertakes.

The Social Work Club does exist to serve persons in need and to promote the personal as well as support to all social work majors and opportunities to engage in social activities. The Social Work Club hosts an annual Social Work Club Banquet yearly whereas they invite alumni, Social Work Advisory council members, community leaders and parents to attend. The club also invites social work professionals, representatives from social work graduate schools, and community leaders to give presentations.

Involvement in the club activities fosters important skills for social work practices, especially communication and relationship building skills.

The club engages in numerous community activities from organizing Christmas and Thanksgiving baskets for low income families, collecting nice work apparel for low income mothers going from welfare to work, to volunteering at various social service agencies.

For more information regarding the Social Work Club please contact the Office


2022-2023 Club Officers (To be Announced)

Vice President:
Student Advisor:
Club Advisor:
Club Assistant Advisor:



Chi Zeta Chapter of Phi Alpha Honor Society
National Honor Society for Social Work Students

Chi Zeta Chapter of Phi Alpha Honor Society is a national honor society for social work students. Chi Zeta Chapter embraces high standards of social work education and invites for membership only those students who have attained excellence in scholarship and service.

Student creativity and leadership skills are encouraged in the organization.

Criteria for membership:

  • Cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or above
  • 9 semester hours in Social Work
  • Full time student

Induction ceremony is held during the spring semester

Current members review students in the program each year and select new members based on high standards of scholarship service. The chapter also honors community social workers who have made significant contributions during its award ceremony each spring.

For more information regarding the Chi Zeta Chapter of Phi Alpha Honor Society please contact our office at 615.963.7667.

Social Work Student Advisory Committee

The Committee is designed as a formal mechanism for students to provide input for program development and operation, including curriculum design and course sequencing and other matters directly impacting learning and student life. the committee fosters critical thinking and skill development in communication, leadership, advocacy, negotiation and mediation.

Committee members are given the option of remaining on the committee until they graduate or voluntarily relinquish their position. The president of the Social Work Club is an automatic member of the committee.

The committee has provided significant leadership in curriculum matters in changes of course sequencing and content. Most recently along with social work practitioners from the community have been actively involved in revising the student handbook and providing input in the self-study process for re-accreditation.


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Social Work Program