Student Organizations

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:

    1. Declare social work as major
    2. Complete 9 hours of social work credit (this does not include currently enrolled 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 3.75 GPA in required social work courses

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

Social Work Student Association

The School encourages social work students to participate in the Baylor Social Work Student Association. The purpose of the organization is to provide an opportunity for students to participate in the governance of the School, coordinate their interests, and act cooperatively on behalf of all social work students and those they serve. SWSA is divided by undergraduate and graduate students and each has a faculty advisor and their own officers. The groups meet monthly to focus on issues relevant to their social work education, preparation for practice, and student support. Contact Kerri FIsher for meeting information at 254-710-6400.

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