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.

Faculty Advisors:

Margaret Ashmore, MSW

(850) 645-6902 / mashmore@fsu.edu

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Craig Stanley, Ph.D. / cstanley@fsu.edu

College of Social Work Student Ambassadors

The College of Social Work Ambassadors are a group of on-campus students who serve as the student face of the College. Ambassadors assist with events, marketing efforts, outreach, development and student engagement. Ambassadors are provided with unique professional development and networking opportunities. 

Student Ambassadors serves as the face of the College through representing student experiences and perspectives. If you have questions or comments fill out the Student Ambassador Suggestions Survey: http://bit.ly/CSW_SuggestionSurvey to have your concerns addressed. 

Interested in becoming a College of Social Work Student Ambassador for the 2018-2019 academic year email your resume to Katelyn Stowers at kmstowers@fsu.edu and click to apply. Applications are closed check back for spring/fall 2019 updates. 

Staff Advisor:

Katelyn Stowers
(850) 645-9767 / kmstowers@fsu.edu
University Center C2522

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

Connect: saswfsu@gmail.com

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

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 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

Contact:
President: SASW President

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