STUDENT ORGANIZATIONS

The Worden Student Social Work Organization (WSWO)
The Worden Student Social Work Organization (WSWO) is the organization of social work graduate and undergraduate students officially recognized by the University. Every student who has been admitted to the BSW or MSW program is automatically a member. Other students, however, who have an interest in social work are welcome to participate. The Constitution of the Organization is on file in the OLLU Student Life Office. The organization focuses on social and civic activities that support individuals and groups in the community. Involvement in the past has included the “Thanksgiving Baskets” and “Relay for Life” events.

Officers are elected by students each year. Officers include: President, Vice-President, Secretary, Treasurer, and two Senators. A list of individual officer responsibilities is described in the Constitution of the Organization. Officer meetings are held bi-monthly and meetings are arranged according to the time that best fits all schedules involved. 

For additional information, please contact Cynthia Medina
, MSW, Faculty Advisor.

Phi Alpha National Honor Society
“Through knowledge - the challenge to serve” is the motto of the Phi Alpha National Honor Society for social work students. Membership in the Worden School of Social Service Delta Delta chapter of Phi Alpha is open to graduate and undergraduate social work students who have demonstrated excellence in academic achievement and are willing to promote social work goals and ideals through volunteer activities in the local San Antonio community. The Delta Delta chapter accepts applications for membership twice per academic year. Invitation notices and requirements for membership are placed in every student mailbox once in the fall semester and again in the spring semester. See the Worden School of Social Service Phi Alpha web page for additional information. For additional information, please contact Rebecca Gomez
, PhD, or Mo Cuevas, PhD, Faculty Advisors.


Fall 2014 Phi Alpha Application


National Association of Social Workers (NASW)
The NASW is the largest organization of professional social workers in the world, serving nearly 155,000 professional social workers around the world.  The organization promotes, develops, and protects the practice of social work and social workers.  The NASW also seeks to enhance the effective functioning and well-being of individuals, families, and communities through its work and its advocacy.  For more information, please contact their website at: 
www.socialworkers.org
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