Clubs & Organizations

Social Work Program

An important aspect of student professional growth and development is participation in the academic and professional organizations established for students at the University.

Social Work Program Honor Society

The purpose of Phi Alpha Honor Society is to provide a closer bond among students of social work and promote humanitarian goals and ideas. 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.

The Pi Psi Chapter of Phi Alpha at ECSU offers membership to social work students, faculty, and practitioners.

Requirements for Membership

  • Formally declare social work as their major
  • Achieve sophomore status
  • Officially accepted into the BSW Program
  • Have a GPA of 3.25 in required pre-professional and professional social work courses
  • A one-time induction fee bestows life-time membership in the organization

Benefits of Membership

  • Participation in academic and service activities
  • Member of an in internationally recognized organization for outstanding scholarship in social work education
  • Lifetime membership
  • Recognized in the program at graduation

Social Work Club

The Social Work Club is a student led organization that was developed to increase awareness of social problems and needs within the University and the community. The primary focus is community service and outreach.  The Club offers volunteer opportunities, leadership experiences, and fellowship with students across disciplines. These and other activities increase the visibility of the social work program on campus and in the community, as well as educate others about the importance of the social work profession.

 Examples of events sponsored by the Social Work Club include:

  • Annual food drive held during the Thanksgiving and Christmas Holidays
  • Coat drives
  • Street clean up
  • Toy drives
  • Socials
  • Meet and Greet

Requirements for Membership

  • The Social Work Club is open to all students, regardless of major
  • $10.00 membership fee