Student life

Student Organizations

American Indian Social Work Student Association (AISWSA)

International students club

We are the American Indian Social Work Student Association. The purposes of this organization include but are not limited to the following: 1.) To increase student involvement in all appropriate facets of AISWSA operations, 2.) To enhance communication and cooperation among all segments of the American Indian social work students, School of Social Work, Arizona State University, and surrounding communities, and 3.) To promote other activities which enhance the academic, social, and cultural growth of students and members of the community.

We consist of undergraduate and graduate students in Social Work who are American Indian and of other backgrounds who are interested in the American Indian community. We offer support and student involvement on the Downtown campus among our Social Work peers and students in other majors and programs of study. 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.

Contact us:


Join us on OrgSync:

Advisor: Chris Sharp at

(602) 496-0101

International Connections – MOSAIC club

International Student 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. Faculty advisor: Barbara Klimek School of Social Work

For more information, contact Clinton Reiswig at

Latin@s Unid@s

ASU Downtown - Academic

We are a group of undergraduate and graduate social work students at Arizona State University seeking to support Latino/a students in their academic and professional pursuits. We will fulfill our mission by partnering with fellow students and other local and statewide communities in an effort to promote positive social change on campus and in the community.

For more information, contact David Becerra or Stephanie Lechuga Peña at

Macro Social Work Student Network (MSWSN)

International students club

MSWSN is for Social Work and Public Administration students looking to enhance our education by advocating for macro level practices, exposure and network. Posts are our own opinions.

MSWSN's mission is to:

  • Develop a macro social work student network at ASU,
  • Share and augment macro practice knowledge,
  • Maintain self-awareness of macro practice as a minority method in the social work field, and
  • Share our work with the rest of the social work field.

Please contact: Belinda Escalante or Lilia Zacchia

NASW Student Web Page

International students club

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

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 and honor chords to wear during graduation. 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 Advisor: Katherine Crowley, PhD, MSW -

Phi Alpha President - Jordan Ramil -

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.
Faculty Advisor: Lynn Holley
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:

Tucson Student Council

The student council is composed of elected representatives from both the Tucson 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