In 1999, the School of Social Work chartered a local chapter, Theta Phi, of Phi Alpha, the national social work honor society. Criteria for membership includes a minimum 3.0 GPA overall, a minimum of nine social work credit hours, and a 3.25 in social work courses.
This chapter is open to both undergraduate and graduate social work students and graduates who meet eligibility requirements. The mission of this organization is to promote high standards of education for social work and to invite into membership those who have attained excellence of scholarship and distinction of achievement as students of social work. Information on Phi Alpha is provided during the spring semester by the School of Social Work. Graduating members are honored during the School of Social Work graduation, hooding and pinning celebration.
Membership in this honor society is life-long. Students do not need to apply and be admitted more than once. For more information about this organization, contact Erica Ongstad at firstname.lastname@example.org or (269) 387-3201.