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ORGANIZATIONS

Students elect officers and select representatives to school committees annually.

Undergraduate Social Work Organization (USWO). All undergraduate students enrolled in the School of Social Work are eligible to become members of the USWO. This organization provides a format for student discussion of issues, both professional and academic, as well as for socializing and fun. This organization allows the students to come together in the mutual interest of the community and of the school. Members of USWO select student representatives to serve with faculty on various school committees. All students are encouraged to become active in this organization. USWO has a bulletin board in Little Hall; meeting times and location are posted.

Social Work Association for Cultural Awareness (SWACA). This organization provides a structure and forum through which social work students and students from other disciplines can exchange ideas, offer services, and develop programs in the interest of minority communities and the community-at-large.

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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