Student Resources

The Department of Social Work is dedicated to our students and to providing them with opportunities to become successful and engaged members of the field.

Student Organizations

Student Association of Social Workers (SASW)

The mission of the Student Association for Social Work is to promote awareness of the Social Work field, academic achievement, understanding, and opportunity for professional and personal growth.

The SASW provides a forum through which Social Work majors can interact, exchange ideas, and participate in campus and community service projects. Organizational members work closely with faculty members of the App State Social Work department and other professionals in the Social Work field to facilitate greater understanding of social work.

This club is open to any App State student who would like to explore this unique and challenging field. Events are held throughout the year which allow for social interaction and fun!

Contact the Faculty Advisor, Dr. Deborah Phillips, for more information:

Graduate Student Social Work Association (GSSWA)

The Graduate Student Social Work Association is a unique club in the social work department in that it is specifically for MSW students. Student representatives from the second and first-year cohorts, as well as those in the advanced standing track, lead the club and plan club events. With the unique challenges graduate school presents it is comforting to know that there is a supportive community within the social work department for master’s students.

GSSWA offers opportunities for community building through social events and professional development by hosting special interest speakers and events within the department. In addition to these main functions, the GSSWA plans the graduation ceremony for second-year masters students. All MSW students within the social work department are welcome to join the club if they would like to take part in planning events, however, all MSW students are encouraged to participate in the activities hosted by the GSSWA. The club was organized and received official university club status in 2013 under the leadership of Ms. Mary Cantrell, the first club president.

Contact the Faculty Advisor, Dr. Kelly Williams, for more information: