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AISW Student Organization

An association of graduate and undergraduate students who share an interest in American Indian issues and concerns. Its primary focus is to enhance the success rate of American Indian students in the School of Social Work by identifying and building upon the individual student's strengths, and strength's of the School of Social Work community thus fostering mutual support among students, faculty and the University community. Activities include monthly meetings and social gatherings, fundraisers, collaborating with other student organizations to promote cultural awareness, enhance cross cultural understanding, and provide opportunities and linkages for community service-oriented activities. Open to any Social Work student.

Edwin Gonzalez-Santin

International Connections - MOSAIC Club

International Connections – MOSAIC Club brings together undergraduate and graduate students from all degree programs and academic disciplines who would like to meet other international students. The organization aims to promote a closer bond among international students and to promote cultural and ethnic diversity on all four Arizona State University campuses. Follow us on Facebook.

Barbara Klimek

Nuestra Voz - Hispanic Task Force

Part of the National Association of Social Workers Hispanic Task Force, this organization offers opportunities for community-student mentoring, discussion on topics of diversity, and community speakers. It also serves as a support group for Hispanic students, Comunidad Latina. Open to all Social Work Students.·To Learn more on how to get involved by emailing us at nuestra.voz@asu.edu and like us on Facebook.

Flavio Marsiglia

NASW Student Web Page


NASW AZ website that is specifically catered to the needs of the student body.

Ph.D. Student Organization

Seeks to promote Ph.D. students' interests in the School of Social Work governance and functioning, provides a forum for discussion of issues relating to being a doctoral student, and offers opportunities for student-to-student support. Open to all Social Work Ph.D. students

Judy Krysik

Phi Alpha Honor Society

Phi Alpha, Theta Tau Chapter, is the National Honor Society for ASU Social Work students. Through membership, students have the opportunity to learn more about the profession, get involved with humanitarian activities, and explore career choice for the future through networking with social workers in the community.

Members receive a certificate of membership and have the opportunity to purchase a medallion. You also have the opportunity to purchase graduation accessories (honor chords, stole) through the Phi Alpha website on your own time. Tucson and online students are encouraged to apply to be members.

Social Work students who have met the following qualifications are invited to become a Phi Alpha member:

Undergraduate Student Qualifications (BSW):

  • Declared Social Work as a Major
  • Achieved Sophomore Status
  • Completed 9 semester hours of required social work courses
  • Achieved a GPA of 3.50 in required social work courses

 Graduate Student Qualifications (MSW):

  • Completed one semester of course work with a minimum of 9 semester hours of social work courses
  • Achieve a minimum GPA of 3.75

History of Phi Alpha

Phi Alpha was established in 1962. The purposes of the Honor Society, as stated in its brochure, are to "provide a closer bond among students of social work and promote humanitarian goals and ideals." Further, Phi Alpha "fosters high standards of education for social workers and invites into membership those who have attained excellence in scholarship and achievement in social work." There are over 243 chapters of the Honor Society in schools around the country, including the chapter at ASU.

Faculty Advisors:  Lisa Schenk (ldschenk@asu.edu) and Miguel Vieyra (mvieyra@asu.edu)

Social Work Student Organization (SWSO):

Downtown Phoenix Campus

The Social Work Student Organization is composed of elected representatives from the Downtown Phoenix Campus' BSW and MSW programs. Elections occur each fall semester for the academic year. The Social Work Student Organization promotes student activities and interests, and represents student issues to the school's administration and faculty. Examples of student sponsored activities include: coordination of student activities, including meetings of the student body, social events, and civic engagement activities; representation on the School's Faculty Council and Program Committees; collaboration with representatives of the Tucson Component Student Council regarding mutual interests and issues; coordination of selected activities with related student groups (e.g., Phi Alpha Honor Society, American Indian Social Work Student Organization, Hispanic Task Force, and Tucson Component Student Council); and other activities as determined by the group. Members of other social work student organizations, including Phi Alpha Honor Society, American Indian Social Work Student Organization, and Hispanic Task Force are also eligible to serve as representatives and active members in the Social Work Student Organization. 
Advisor: Cindy Leitz

All SSW students are automatically members of SWSO per our constitution.  However, to show the University we are a viable organization, we ask that you formally Request to Join SWSO through OrgSync, the ASU’s Formal Organization Site

SWSO Direct Email:  asu.swso@gmail.com

Tucson Component Student Council

The student council is composed of elected representatives from both the Tucson Component's BSW and MSW programs. Elections occur in the fall semester. The student council is responsible for promoting student interests and representing student issues to the school's administration and faculty. Examples of student sponsored activities: Spring graduation ceremony in Tucson, spring speaker series in conjunction with the Field Education Office, and various fund raising events throughout the academic year.
Advisor:  Josefina Ahumada, LCSW