Social Work / Student Resources
Social Work Club The Meredith College Social Work Club promotes interest in social work, increases awareness of the social work profession among the Meredith community, functions as a supportive body for social work majors and prospective students, and serves as a forum for the discussion of social problems and issues. The club also provides input regarding program and curriculum changes and improvements to the social work program. Members engage in service projects and professional development opportunities, which have included sponsoring special events and participation in statewide conferences. Recent projects include a hygiene product drive for women in a residential substance abuse program, a toy drive for children whose mothers are incarcerated, and participating in a variety of advocacy efforts.
National Association of Social Workers (NASW) The National Association of Social Workers is the professional organization for social workers, which advocates for the profession and client groups served by social workers. BSW students are eligible to apply for membership at a discounted student rate. BSW students are strongly encouraged to join NASW—application packets are available from the director of the social work program.
Phi Alpha Honor Society, Omega Lambda Chapter The purpose of Phi Alpha is to provide a closer bond among students of social work and 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 achievements in social work. Social work majors who meet the scholastic and professional standards are invited to become members of the Omega Lambda Chapter of Phi Alpha. Inductions are held in April for new members and graduating seniors receive their Phi Alpha cords to be worn during graduation ceremony. Qualifications:
- Must have declared social work as a major
- Achieved sophomore status
- Completed 12 hours of social work courses
- Overall GPA of 3.0
- A 3.25 GPA in required social work courses
Social Work Advisory Board The Social Work Advisory Board offers seasoned social work and human service practitioners and administrators the opportunity to offer ongoing advice and support to the social work program students and faculty. Their contributions include:
- Reviewing courses and curriculum and assisting with updates to both
- Keeping the program in touch with changing initiatives in social welfare
- Sharing their professional experiences in social work with classes
- Serving as field instructors
- Mentoring students