From the desk of the dean,
Dr. Karen Nery
Thursday, 03 Sep
Social Work Club
The Social Work Club is designed for any student that has a genuine passion to make a difference. Club members address the various interests, needs, and concerns of the campus as well as the surrounding community in order to improve the quality of life for others. The club is actively involved in a variety of on-campus and off-campus events. Some of the club's service projects have included food drives, Relay for Life, clothes drive, the club also adopts a family from the local elementary school each year and provides school supplies, Trick or Treat bags, Thanksgiving Dinner, Christmas Dinner and gifts, Valentines gifts, and Easter Baskets. The Club sponsors guest speakers, including representatives from the Social Work graduate programs across North Carolina.This is a very rewarding student organization; as members reach out to those in need; their lives are inevitably transformed as well.
Membership is open to anyone interested in social work. Officers are elected annually and include a President, Vice-President, and Secretary-Treasurer. Meetings are held bimonthly and are announced on the university calendar, in the campus newspapers, and flyers across campus.
Phi Alpha Eta Kappa
The concept of a national social work honor society came from a group of undergraduate social work students at Michigan State University in 1960. Local chapters existed at three schools which formed a National Honor Society Committee in November, 1960. The constitution and formal organization were completed in 1962, and six chapters qualified to become “charter chapters.” Phi Alpha offers membership to social work students, faculty, and practitioners. Each chapter is free to develop a program to meet local needs.
The membership application of the Eta Kappa Chapter was approved by Phi Alpha Honor Society in February, 1998. The first induction ceremony was held on April 8, 1998, and nine students were inducted at that time. Since then, 39 students and seven honorary members have been inducted. The honorary members were recognized for having made significant contributions to social work education and practice.
National and Department Qualifications for Membership
- Declared social work as a major
- Achieved sophomore status
- Completed 9 semester hours of social work courses
- Achieved an overall grade point average of 3.0
- Achieved a 3.25 grade point average in required social work courses