Social Work Club
The Social Work Club (SWC) is directed by social work majors and club officers are elected by their peers. The SWC is recognized as a university organization and all declared social work majors are automatically members of the Social Work Club since the School of Social Work pays the membership fee for all of their majors. The club provides opportunities for students to build leadership skills, network, and collaborate as they plan their events for the year. Each year the club hosts community service projects, club vespers, social activities, and fundraisers. An example of one of the larger community service events the club has participated in since 2015 is the Salvation Army Street Store in Chattanooga on Martin Luther King Day.
Social Work Club officers for the 2017-2018 school year
Phi Alpha Honor Society
Phi Alpha is a national honor society for professional social work. The organization’s purpose is to advance excellence in social work practice and to encourage, stimulate, and maintain scholarship of individual members. Membership requires junior status, nine hours of social work, and a 3.0 overall GPA, and a 3.25 GPA in the major. The local chapter is Mu Chi, which was chartered in the 1980s. Eligible students receive an invitation to apply each spring.
Phi Alpha 2017 inductees with faculty and honorary inductee, Chattanooga Councilwoman Carol Berz (front, center)