PHI Alpha Chapter
Phi Alpha offers life-long membership to eligible social work students. The National Council of Phi Alpha, the organization’s policymaking body, meets once a year at the Council of Social Work Education’s (CSWE’s) annual program meeting conference. During this meeting, annual service projects are outlined for individual chapters to carry out throughout the academic year. Each chapter has one voting representative on The National Council.
The purpose of Phi Alpha Honor Society is to provide a closer bond among the elite students of social work and promote humanitarian goals and ideas. Phi Alpha fosters high standards of education for social workers and extends invitations only to those who have attained excellence in scholarship and achievement in social work.
Member invitations are extended to eligible students at the beginning of the fall and spring semesters. Eligible students will be invited to an introductory meeting to learn more information about the society and the benefits.
Undergraduate, graduate are eligible for active membership after achieving the following National minimum requirements and meeting local Chapter requirements:
- Undergraduate Students
Undergraduate students shall be enrolled in the institution represented by the chapter, have declared a major in social work, have completed 9 semester hours of required social work courses or at least 37.5% of the total hours/credits required for the degree, whichever is later achieved, and rank in the top 35% of their class.
- Graduate Students
Graduate students shall be enrolled in a graduate program in social work, have completed 9 semester hours of required social work graduate courses or at least 37.5% of the total hours/credits required for the graduate degree, whichever is later achieved, and rank in the top 35% of their class.
For more information:
Stephanie Theile, MSM
Student Services Coordinator
Ellen Whiteside McDonnell School of Social Work