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Phi Alpha Honor Society

Phi Alpha, a National Social Work Honor Society, began a chapter at Baylor University in 1998. The purposes of this organization are to provide a closer bond among students of social work and to promote humanitarian goals and ideals. Phi Alpha fosters high standards of education for social workers and invites into membership those who have attained excellence in scholarship and achievement in social work.

Membership is by application. Eligible students receive an invitation to apply each spring.
A student is eligible for membership after achieving the following national requirements and meeting local chapter requirements:

1. Declare social work as major
2. Complete 9 hours of social work credit (this does not include current classes)
3. Achieve sophomore status or higher (30+ hours)
4. Achieve an overall GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale
5. Achieve a minimum grade point average of 3.75 on a 4.0 scale.

Contact Krista Barrett for more information at 254-710-6400.

Social Work Student Organization

The School encourages social work students to participate in the Baylor Social Work Organization. The purpose of the organization is to provide an association through which students can participate in the governance of the School through student representation on SSW committees, coordinate their interests, and act cooperatively on behalf of all social work students and those they serve. Contact Elizabeth Goatley for meeting information at 254-710-6400.

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