Social Work Clubs and Organizations

Collectively, our current students represent the next generation of social workers who will tackle worldwide challenges and create positive social change within communities, and throughout nations. We take our role in your education seriously and remain fully committed to preparing you for a long and successful career.

College of Social Work Interprofessional Fellows Program

The Florida State University College of Social Work Interprofessional Fellows Program is a dynamic society devoted to offering interprofessional educational opportunities to a select group of MSW students interested in promoting the profession of social work through interaction and collaboration with other professional communities. Students will develop their interprofessional competencies and a strong professional identity outside of the classroom in order to prepare them for excellence in their diverse career fields. We seek to improve service delivery by breaking down barriers and bridging gaps to enhance interprofessional collaboration.

Interprofessional Fellows Pledge:

Through sincere and respectful collaboration, I pledge to use my creativity, unique skills, and passion for individual and community well-being to build connections and bridge professional gaps. It is my goal to teach and remain teachable.

Contacts: Margaret Ashmore (mashmore@fsu.edu) / Craig Stanley (cstanley@fsu.edu)

College of Social Work Student Ambassadors

The College of Social Work Ambassadors are a group of students who serve as the official student face of the college. Ambassadors assist with events, marketing efforts, outreach, development, donor relations and student engagement. Ambassadors are provided with unique professional development and involvement opportunities.

Contact: Meredith Millsap, Student and Alumni Engagement Coordinator (mmillsap@fsu.edu)

Association of Students in Social Work (ASSW)

The ASSW is a student-run organization within the FSU College of Social Work that seeks to enhance the educational and professional atmosphere within the College, while also promoting awareness of social work values within the community. The organization is open to all undergraduate and graduate students in the College. Members benefit from faculty, student and networking opportunities, and gain leadership skills through service and advocacy projects.

Faculty Advisor:
Fran Gomory, MSW
(850) 645-5768/ fgomory@fsu.edu
University Center C2517

ASSW President: TBA

Social Work Doctoral Student Organization (DSO)

The DSO exists to enhance the educational experiences of Ph.D. students of the Florida State University College of Social Work by fostering communication among professionals, alumni, practitioners, faculty, and students. The organization exists to provide services that assist student development both educationally and personally.

Faculty Advisor:
Karen Randolph, Ph.D.
(850) 644-9745/ krandolph@fsu.edu 

National Association of Social Workers

The NASW has over 200,000 members worldwide. As a member, students receive all of the benefits and privileges of a regular member at a reduced cost, including: the Social Work Journal; the monthly and state newsletters; group rate health, disability, and malpractice insurance coverage; discounts on all NASW specialty journals; and other valuable information.

Florida NASW: 1931 Dellwood Drive, Tallahassee, FL 32303.
(850) 224-2400,/ (800)352-6279/  naswfl@naswfl.org
NASW National Headquarters: NP.O. Box 96104, Washington, DC 20009-6104
(800) 638-8799

Community Social Work Organizations

There are several professional organizations students are encouraged to join such as the Big Bend Unit of the National Association of Social Workers (NASW). For information, contact the Unit Chair, Carol Edwards, LCSW at carol.edwards@fsu.edu or (850) 645-9571. Also join us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/nasw.flbigbend. These organizations welcome student members and actively include students in program planning and activities. In addition, numerous FSU educational, social, and service organizations are open to undergraduate and graduate social work students.

Phi Alpha

Application Deadline:

  • Fall: October 1st 
  • Spring: February 1st
  • Summer: Applications are not accepted
    (Please note: If the 1st falls on a weekend, it is due the following Monday.)

Phi Alpha, the social work honor society is open to undergraduate and graduate students who have achieved a minimum grade point average of 3.25 for undergraduates and 3.5 for graduate students. For further information, consult with your faculty advisor or check out the Phi Alpha application below.

Faculty Advisor:
Dr. La Tonya Noel
(850) 645-1571/ lnoel@fsu.edu
University Center C2512

Contact:
President: Vacant