Our students represent the next generation of transformational social workers who will go on to make changes in every avenue of the field. The Florida State University and the College of Social Work are committed to providing opportunities for our students to become active members of their community, strengthen their leadership and communication skills, and form lifelong relationships with their peers through a variety of student organizations. Learn more about ways to get involved below.
The SASW 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.
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SASW President: Wayn'Nyria Johnson
The mission of the Macro Social Work Student Network (MSWSN) is to promote the value of macro social work practice through education, networking, and activism. As social work students, we noticed that there is a lack of resources and representation for social leadership students. Naturally, where there is a need for resources social work students are there to create! We felt that this organization would provide an opportunity to inspire and educate social work and other FSU students about macro social work career opportunities and the role of macro social work throughout communities.
Shalay Jackson - firstname.lastname@example.org
Becca Horn - email@example.com
General Contact Information: firstname.lastname@example.org
Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter handle: @MSWSNFSU
Fill out the member survey or to subscribe to their email list, visit: https://forms.gle/hS8zMty11QNU43EN8
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.
Stephen Tripodi, Ph.D.
(850) 645-1572/ email@example.com
- Fall: October
- Spring: March
- Summer: Applications are not accepted
Phi Alpha, the social work honor society invites undergraduate and graduate students to apply. Eligible students are notified by the College of Social Work and invited to join Phi Alpha Social Work Honor Society. This takes place in October during Fall semesters and March in Spring semesters. For further information concerning the application process, consult with the Phi Alpha faculty advisor or check out the Phi Alpha application below.
- Phi Alpha Application [PDF]
Jennifer Jane Farinella
CSW Ambassadors are a group of students who represent the college internally and externally through college events, student engagement, community outreach and marketing activities. These students are the “face” of the CSW and work closely with staff, faculty, and students to promote the college’s mission and social work values.
The application window opens twice during each academic year, in October and March. All undergraduate and graduate students in the College of Social Work who meet the requirements are encouraged to apply.
- Must be enrolled as degree-seeking students in the College of Social Work (BSW, MSW, PhD).
- Must be in good academic standing at the time of their application and must remain in good academic standing throughout their time as an ambassador.
- Must have completed at least ONE semester of courses in the CSW by the start of their time as an ambassador.
- Must commit to participating in the program for at least two consecutive semesters, attend required meetings and trainings, and participate in 4 events/activities per semester.
Exceptions to any of the above requirements are made on an individual basis.
For questions or to learn more, please contact the staff advisor.
The Student Government Association (SGA) of Florida State University provides FSU students with representation, services, and advocacy within the university structure. The Legislative Branch of SGA consists of 80 student senators representing FSU’s 20 divisions. The College of Social Work has seats in the Senate to be filled by CSW students. If you are interested in running for senate, visit the SGA website to learn about their Legislative Branch, how to get involved and to access the SGA Application Form.
Current CSW Senators
- Seat 2: Ashtin Hine (BSW Student)
The Congress of Graduate Students (COGS) is the official representative body of graduate students at Florida State University. COGS includes post-baccalaureate, special, master's, specialist, professional, and doctoral students. COGS is dedicated to representing graduate students in the FSU Student Government Association, and the College of Social Work holds three seats in the COGS assembly.
Current CSW Representatives
- Seat 1: Vacant
- Seat 2: Vacant
- Seat 3: Vacant
National Association of Social Workers
The National Association of Social Workers (NASW) is the largest membership organization of professional social workers in the world. The mission of NASW is “to enhance the professional growth of our members, to create and maintain professional standards, and to advance sound social policies.” NASW sets forth the social work Code of Ethics, the professional standards of conduct for social work professionals.
Learn more about becoming a member of NASW and reduced rates for student membership here and by reviewing the document below
The NASW Florida Chapter (NASW-FL) is based in Tallahassee and works with social workers across the Sunshine State! To learn more about resources, events, and how to get involved with your local chapter, visit the NASW Florida website.
FSU Student Resources
The Academic Center for Excellence is a university learning center focused on helping students develop study skills and successful habits necessary in a large university setting and valued by future employers.
The center offers tutoring services, study spaces and resources.
The Center for Global Engagement (The Globe) offers a variety of social and cultural programs that foster global understanding and awareness on campus, such as International Coffee Hour, Intercultural Program Series, Engage Your World Intercultural Dialogue Series and Global Café. The Globe also offers the Global Citizenship Certificate and Global Partner Certificate, as well as exchange options at 40+ international universities through FSU’s Global Exchanges.
The Center offers numerous volunteer experiences for students. Students can be linked with community agencies providing service opportunities that match each student’s schedule and interests. The Center also offers numerous resources related to service, leadership and diversity.
FSU Campus Recreation offers programs and services to move people toward wellness, including fitness, recreation sports and outdoor adventure opportunities.
Student Affairs’ website offers information for new students about campus life at FSU, health and wellness, academics, cultural/identity/spirituality, and engagement/involvement and career planning.
The FSU Student Union offers programs and services to the university community, including entertainment, events, food and retail, and other services.
University Counseling and Psychological Services is a welcoming and confidential place that offers various counseling services to students, faculty, staff, and parents.
Resources include workshops and events along with self-help and wellness trainings.