Social Work

Student Organizations

Social Work Student Association (SWSA)

The Social Work Student Association provides students with volunteer and fund-raising opportunities, as well as social activities with their fellow students. SWSA was named the 1998-1999, 2000-2001, & 2002-2003 College of Arts & Sciences Outstanding Student Organization. All WIU majors are welcome to join. Contact an officer for more information. View the SWSA Constitution.


Rachel Hoffman, President
Mariah Donaldson, Vice President
Briana Bury, Secretary
Daphne Kirkham, Treasurer

Katherine Perone, SWSA Advisor



Phi Alpha Honor Society - Kappa Sigma Chapter

Phi Alpha
The Kappa Sigma Chapter of the Phi Alpha National Honor Society for social work students was introduced and approved in December 2001. Charter members were initiated during the 2001-2002 academic year. Each semester, academic status is reviewed and qualified majors are invited to join in honor of their achievements. View the Phi Alpha Constitution.

National Chapter



Devin Stumpf, President
 Tiffany Haarth, Vice President
Kristen Elting, Secretary
 Canaan Daniels, Treasurer

Karen Zellmann, Phi Alpha Advisor

ligibility is reviewed after grades are posted and received by the social work department. Students are invited to join during the semester following the one in which they meet the criteria below. ( Fall inductees: Eligibility based on previous spring semester, or summer semester if courses are taken. Spring inductees: Eligibility based on previous fall semester.) Students not currently eligible may be invited to join in a subsequent semester once they have fulfilled the requirements.

Eligibility Criteria (to be met at end of previous semester)

  1. Formally admitted to Social Work Program as a full major (SCLWK). Acceptance letter and major declaration on file in SW office.  
  2. At least a sophomore status
  3. 9 semester hours of required Social Work courses completed 
  4. 3.25 GPA in required Social Work courses
  5. 3.0 GPA overall