Clubs and Activities
Student Social Work Association (SSWA)
SSWA Mission Statement
We are the future and current social work practitioners who are dedicated to promote social justice, diversity, advocacy, and equality for all individuals. We work to fight oppression on groups and individuals through use of empowerment and raising awareness.
- Volunteer work and engaging in service projects.
- Goals: Raise awareness about diversity
- Network: Empower students by participating in LEAD day
- Promote social justice in Lake County
- Dues=$5.00 monthly / hr. meetings.
Bachelor of Social Work students have organized a Student Association on the IU Northwest Campus and membership is open to any social work undergraduate or graduate student. The School recognizes the student organization as an integral component of professional education. Although the organization is autonomous, the BSW Program Director serves as the SSWA advisor and facilitator for the organization in order to encourage group identification and student participation in the formal decision-making process of the School.
BSW and MSW students elected by their peers participate in IU Northwest’s faculty as a whole standing committee. Through their representatives students contribute to the formulation and modification of policy affecting academic and student affairs, and participate in the ongoing evaluation of the social work programs.
Phi Alpha (ΦA) National Social Work Honor Society
The purpose of Phi Alpha National Social Work Honor Society is to provide a closer bond among students of social work and promote humanitarian goals and ideals. Phi Alpha fosters high standards of education for social workers and invites into membership those BSW and MSW students who have attained excellence in scholarship and achievement in social work. Information on selection processes is available from the Director on the IU Northwest campus.