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Baylor School of Social Work Student Association- MSW

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 David Pooler for meeting information at 254-710-3884.

Phi Alpha Honor Society- MSW

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. Complete 9 hours of social work credit (this does not include current classes)
2. Achieved a minimum grade point average of 3.75 (based on a 4-point scale).

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

GSA (Baylor Graduate Student Association)

The Graduate Student Association (GSA) is an organization concerned with the intellectual and social growth of graduate students at Baylor University. The GSA sponsors activities and programs that facilitate exchange of ideas, promotion of scholarly development, and cultivation of social support systems and dissemination of other information concerning graduate student life. All students currently enrolled for one or more semester hours of graduate coursework toward an advanced degree and with a graduate GPA of 3.0 or greater are automatically members of the GSA. Students desiring further information about the GSA should contact the Graduate School associate dean's office, 254-710-3582.