Student Resources

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.

Social Work Clubs and Organizations

Learn about ways to be more involved in social work through the CSW Ambassadors Program, FSU Association of Student Social Works, Social Work Doctoral Student Organization, the National Association of Social Workers, and Phi Alpha.

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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.

Faculty Advisors:
Margaret Ashmore, MSW
(850) 645-6902 / mashmore@fsu.edu
University Center C2511
Craig Stanley, Ph.D. / cstanley@fsu.edu

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 by email at bigbend.naswfl@socialworkers.org. 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.

Macro Social Work Student Network

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. 

Faculty Advisor: 
Shalay Jackson - skjackson@fsu.edu

MSWSN President: 
Caitlyn Bergman - cdb14d@my.fsu.edu

General Contact Information: macrosw.tlh@gmail.com
Instagram, FaceBook, and Twitter handle: @MSWSNFSU
Fill out the member survey or to subscribe to their email list, visit: https://forms.gle/hS8zMty11QNU43EN8
 

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

Phi Alpha Honor Society

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 invites undergraduate and graduate students to apply.  For further information concerning the application process, consult with the Phi Alpha faculty advisor or check out the Phi Alpha application below.

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

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:
Stephen Tripodi, Ph.D.
(850) 645-1572/ stripodi@fsu.edu

Student Association of Social Work (SASW)

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.

Staff Advisor:
Jennifer Jane Farinella
(850) 645-6932 / jfarinella@fsu.edu 
University Center C2500

SASW President: Margarita Amado-Blanco
Email: saswfsu@gmail.com

FSU Division of Student Affairs

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.
 

Center for Leadership and Social Change

The Center offers numerous volunteer experiences for students. Students can be linked with community agencies providing service opportunities that match each students’ schedule and interests. The Center also offers numerous resources related to service, leadership and diversity.
 

FSU Career Center

The FSU Career Center provides comprehensive career services to students, alumni, employers, faculty/staff and other members of the FSU community.
 

Student Government Association

SGA provides FSU students with representation, service, and advocacy within the university structure. SGA also provides quality leadership for, and accountability to, its constituency by recognizing that strength arises from diversity, engagement, and dialogue.
 

University Health Services

The UHS provides a variety of medical and support services available for students, faculty and staff.
 

University Counseling CenteR

The University Counseling Center is a welcoming and confidential place that offers a variety of counseling services to students, faculty, staff, and parents.
 

FSU Campus Recreation

FSU Campus Rececreation offers programs and services to move people toward wellness including fitness, recreation sports and outdoor adventure opportunities.
 

Oglesby Student Union

The Oglesby Student Union offers programs and services to the university community including entertainment, events, food and retail, and other services.
 

Academic Center for Excellence (ACE)

ACE 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.
 

Center for Global Engagement

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 CertificateGlobal Partner Certificate, as well as exchange options at 40+ international universities through FSU’s Global Exchanges.

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