student organizations

Student Social Work Organization

The Student Social Work Organization is a student association open to all students. The Student Social Work Organization allows an environment for a discussion of issues, both professional and academic, opportunities to become involved in community service projects and socialization.
Faculty Advisor: Judith Crocker, Crisp Hall 210-C, (573) 986-6882,

Phi Alpha Social Work Honor Society

Phi Alpha is an honor society that invites into membership those who have attained excellence in scholarship and achievement in social work. The purpose of the organization is to provide a closer bond among students and promote humanitarian goals and ideals.
Faculty Advisor: Kathie Miler, Crisp Hall 201-B, (573) 624-8982,

Empower Missouri

This regional organization plays an important role in developing Missouri's social justice framework. With a strong emphasis on advocacy, each year Empower Missouri continues to bring about social change within Missouri. Applications available in Department of Social Work office, Crisp Hall 201, (573) 651-2004. Visit the Empower Missouri website at

National Association of Social Workers (NASW)

This professional organization of social workers is the largest in the world, with membership around 150,000. The organization works to advance the professional growth of members and create and maintain professional standards for the field of social work. Applications are available in the Department of Social Work office, Crisp Hall 201, (573) 651-2004.
Missouri chapter:
National chapter:

The New Social Worker Online

This is an online magazine for Social Work Students and Recent Graduates for access to articles, job listings, forums, a Calendar of Events, and much more. Visit their Web site at

To read an interesting article about preparing your Social Work portfolio, go to


Phone: 573.651.2004
Fax: 573.986.7315

Crisp Hall 201
Department of Social Work
One University Plaza, MS 8400
Cape Girardeau, Missouri 63701