Student Organizations

There are about 350 different student organizations on the UNT campus that are a great way to get involved and connect with others who share your personal or professional interests. There are three student organizations specifically for students interested in social work. See Code of conduct (pdf) document.

Social Work Student Association (SWSA)

The SWSA provides you with the opportunity to become involved in campus and community activities that promote social work values, practice, and increase the visibility of the profession. Both pre-social work and social work majors are eligible for membership. The SWSA is a great way to have fun and get to know faculty and students outside of class. Throughout the year SWSA meets regularly and organizes several events. Visit the SWSA on Facebook.

2016 - 2017 Officers

President: Heather Gordon
Vice President: Alyssa Iniguez
Treasurer: Taylor Caressimo
Secretary: Claire Whitehead
Volunteer Coordinator: Alex Gavaghen
Outreach Coordinator Vanessa Moreno
Public Information Officer: Micaela Malone
Liaison Officer: Kassadi Hooker
Faculty Advisor: Cassidy Baker

Persevere UNTil Success Happens (PUSH) 

PUSH, Persevere UNTil Success Happens, was founded by a group of UNT Social Work students who experienced the foster care system during their childhood. The purpose of the organization is to raise awareness about child abuse and neglect, to encourage young people in the foster care system to attend college, and to provide mutual support and encouragement in their journey at UNT.  Last April, PUSH received the Student Organization Community Service Award and was recognized for leadership in student organizations. Membership is open to all students with a desire to advocate for college-bound students who are in the foster care system. Learn more about PUSH on Facebook

2016 – 2017 Officers

President:  Kiara Powell
Vice President:  Vacant
Secretary:  Payton Hernandez
Treasurer:  Brandon Tyler
Outreach Officer:  Michelle Fulbright
Historian:  Marisa Vasquez
Faculty Advisor:  Brenda Sweeten

Phi Alpha Honor Society

Phi Alpha is the national honor society for social work students.  It promotes and recognizes educational excellence and fosters humanitarian goals and ideals.  Undergraduate students are eligible for membership if they meet the following requirements:

  • Declared Social Work major
  • Have sophomore status (have completed at least 60 hours of coursework)
  • Completed 9 semester credit hours of social work courses
  • Achieved an overall GPA of 3.0
  • Achieved a 3.25 GPA in required social work courses 

2016 – 2017 Officers

President:  Marsha Andrews
Vice President:  Teri Lynn
Secretary:  Katelyn Gilchrist
Treasurer:  Zasia Giddings
Public Information Officer:  Samantha Nava
Liaison Officer:  Megan Freed
Faculty Advisor:  Cecilia Thomas