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[School of Social Work]

ORGANIZATIONS

Students elect officers and select representatives to school committees annually.

Undergraduate Social Work Organization (USWO). The Undergraduate Social Work Organization is a student organization that has as its purposes the facilitation of the educational program; the promotion of communication among students; and the provision of service to the University, the community, and the state.

National Association of Black Social Workers (NABSW). The student chapter of the NABSW provides a structure through which black social work students can exchange ideas and address various issues.

National Association of Social Workers (NASW). Undergraduate students are eligible for associate membership in the professional organization. NASW associate membership entitles them to publications and NASW personnel information as well as other direct benefits. Students are encouraged to participate in Alabama chapter activities.

Phi Alpha Honor Society, Psi Chapter. A student is eligible for active membership in this social work honorary when he or she has declared social work as an undergraduate major, completed 9 semester hours in social work courses, earned an overall college grade point average of 3.00, and earned a 3.5 grade point average in social work courses.

Social Work Society. The Social Work Society was established in 1984 to support social work education in the School of Social Work by increasing understanding of and appreciation and support for the goals, programs, and activities of the School. Membership is open to alumni, concerned citizens, faculty, students, agencies, and corporate bodies interested in strengthening the quality of programs within the School.

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