Nau Social Work Clubs And Organizations

Hours completed through Phi Alpha sponsored events require checking in with a Phi Alpha board member during the event. Members who attend a Phi Alpha sponsored philanthropy event are NOT required to submit a Philanthropy Hours Approval Form. All hours and requirement must be met in order for the MSW graduates’ name to be identified in the university graduation book.

The national honor society was formalized with the adoption of a constitution in 1962. The University of Southern Indiana’s Mu Delta chapter welcomes social work students who meet membership requirements. Members of Phi Alpha Omicron Epsilon Chapter are required to complete at least four philanthropy hours per semester. Community services may be completed by participating in Phi Alpha sponsored philanthropy events or with an organization of your choice. Active members are currently enrolled in CSWE-accredited social work programs and have completed at least six semester hours of classes in the field. They may be junior or senior undergraduates with a minimum 3.0 GPA or graduate candidates with a minimum 3.5 GPA.

The formal organization and constitution were completed in 1962, and six chapters qualified to become “charter chapters.” To recognize those professional social workers and others whose service, contributions and leadership are held in esteem. The Chapter Service Program supports chapters in organizing new recruitment. Chapters may ask to receive up to $100.00 towards an event or meeting.

If for any reason you are not eligible, this money will be refunded immediately. GSA is comprised of an executive team (2 co-leaders, treasurer, and secretary), student organization leaders, class representatives and a number of other representatives from the student body. GSA organizes community events, provides conference scholarships, shares student concerns with GSSW leadership, and provides a forum for GSSW students to discuss issues that are of concern to them. During the interviews the student will be preparing a Resource Book especially for their senior partner.

This will include photos and memories of major events in their life, in order to create a timeline of the older adult’s life. The timeline will provide the students with a sense of how a person moves through life stages. The students may also work with the older adult to develop a timeline of their significant events. The Resource Book will be presented at an Appreciation Reception at the end of the semester, bringing all the volunteers and students together.

Members who are unable to attend the required number of meetings may choose Semi-active status in the Chi Delta Chapter. Semi-active members complete and document all the required service hours each semester but are exempt from all meeting requirements. Semi-active members are presented with a gold Phi Alpha lapel pin. The Mu Delta Chapter of the Phi Alpha Honor Society for Social Workers was established at the University of Southern Indiana March 1, 2004, by Dr. Kathy Elpers and Dr. Thomas Bordelon.

The Executive Committee shall consist of the President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer, Chair of the standing committee, and the faculty advisor. To encourage continued study and research at the undergraduate level, the graduate level, and in professional practice. Attendance at the virtual initiation ceremony is required for membership. Must be a junior or senior already admitted into the BSW program and completed a minimum of 9 hours in Social Work at USI. Joining one or more student groups will augment your education and provide opportunities beyond those found in the classroom. Phi Alpha organizes multiple research events each academic year, including the annual student research symposium in the Spring.

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