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Student Organizations

The Worden Student Social Work Organization

The Worden Student Social Work Organization (WSWO) is the organization of social work undergraduate and graduate students and is officially recognized by the University. Every student who has been admitted to the BSW and MSW program is automatically a member. Other students, however, who have an interest in social work are welcome to participate. WSWO focuses on social and civic activities that support individuals and groups in the community.

For more information, contact Cynthia Medina, MSW, faculty adviser, at

Phi Alpha National Honor Society

Membership in the Worden School of Social Service Delta Delta chapter of Phi Alpha is open to undergraduate and graduate 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 San Antonio community. The Delta Delta chapter accepts applications for membership twice per academic year.

For more information, email

National Association of Social Workers

The National Association of Social Workers (NASW) is the largest organization of professional social workers, serving nearly 155,000 professionals 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 advocacy.