Student Organizations

Social Work

Student Social Work Association

The Student Social Work Association serves to provide students with an opportunity to investigate major social problems from both an academic and service oriented frame of reference, and to participate in the activities which will serve to coordinate these two approaches. Its aim is to make students more knowledgeable about social problems of national scope and to provide students with opportunities to devise and implement meaningful remedies for the problems at the community level. The organization is open to all students who are interested in becoming involved through services to the University community as well as the larger geographic area of Northwest Tennessee.


Phi Alpha

Phi Alpha is a national honor society exclusively for social work majors. This Society gives special recognition to social work majors who have performed at an exceptionally high academic level.


A Phi Alpha chapter is active on the UT Martin Campus. Sophomore, junior and senior social work students whose cumulative GPA is 3.0 or above are eligible for membership in Phi Alpha.


Students who have achieved high scholastic attainment are encouraged to seek membership in Phi Alpha through the assistance of their faculty adviser.


Criteria for Membership:

  1. must be a declared social work major;
  2. must have obtained sophomore status;
  3. must have successfully completed 9 semester hours of required social work courses;
  4. must have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above;
  5. must have a 3.25 GPA in required social work courses.


Perhaps the greatest strength in the Social Work Program is field instruction.

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