Social Work

Student Organizations

The Student Social Work Organization (SSWO)

SSWO Photo

SSWO is dedicated to promoting the educational and professional needs of social work students and exemplifying social work ethics and values. SSWO maintains this dual focus by enhancing the educational experience of social work students outside of classroom learning through organized educational activities, while promoting professional development through volunteerism and community service. The organization is operated by students with support of the UNK Social Work Program and its faculty. Organizational membership is open to all students who wish to join their peers in an informal setting where they can implement the knowledge and skills they gained through social work education and benefit the community. SSWO sponsors the annual social work conference, organizes fund-raisers for human service organizations, invites guest speakers, and puts together many fun celebrations. Students are strongly encouraged to join SSWO and consider a leadership role within the organization.
Contact us for more information at unksocialwork@gmail.com


 

Phi Alpha Organization

Phi Alpha

Phi Alpha is a national honorary organization for social work students. An undergraduate student is eligible for membership after achieving the following national requirements and meeting local chapter requirements:
 
  • Declared social work as a major.
  • Achieved sophomore status.
  • Completed 10 hours of social work courses.
  • Achieved an overall grade point average of 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale).
  • Achieved a 3.25 grade point average in required social work courses.
 
This group will meet at least once per semester. Upcoming events and information will be posted on the Phi Alpha bulletin board in Founders Hall.
 
Advisor: Jody VanLaningham
Phone: 865-8753
Email: vanlaninghjl@unk.edu