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Social Work

M.S.W. Student Organization

Social Work StudentsThe School of Social Work Student Organization’s (SSWSO) mission is two-fold: to build and foster a sense of community within the SSW and to provide a voice for students at the school. The SSWSO holds regular meetings, plans educational and social events, and functions as a resource to connect students across academic disciplines. 

In addition, members of SSWSO sit on the WCHP Graduate and Professional Association governing board, as well as attend SSW School Meetings and faculty meetings. SSWSO provides a space where students can voice their opinions and organize to create change within the SSW and at UNE. SSWSO also plays a role in planning the yearly commencement celebration for the graduating SSW class. Every enrolled SSW student is a member of SSWSO, and all students are welcomed and encouraged to become involved.

Why join the School of Social Work Student Organization?
  • Promote communication and community at SSW.
  • Develop planning and facilitation skills.
  • Advance student interests.
  • Raise awareness of social justice issues on campus.
  • Network with students in other cohorts and programs.
  • Have fun!

Participation may count as hours toward your Field Practicum, with approval of your Field Advisor and Field Instructor, following these guidelines:

  • Students who participate in a leading role in the Student Organization may count two hours per month for their participation in the monthly SO meeting.
  • Students may count four hours per month for their participation on one committee along with attendance at the monthly School Meeting.
  • Students may count six hours per month for their participation on two committees in addition to attendance at the monthly School Meeting.
  • The maximum number of hours per month that students can count in this category is eight hours.
  • Participation is written into the student’s Field Learning Contract.

Student Organization Committees

SSWSO achieves its goals through the activities of various SSWSO Committees.  These include:

  • Social Events
  • Orientation
  • Self Care
  • Lunch n Learn
  • Commencement
  • Social Work Appreciation Month

In addition, members of SSWSO are invited to participate in the monthly School Meeting of all SSW faculty and staff as well as the following faculty committees: 

  • Curriculum
  • Admissions
  • Student Development
  • Alumni
  • Program Assessment.

SSWSO members also represent SSW on the Graduate and Professional Association governing board, giving SSW students a voice on the college level.

Student Organization Meeting Times

When: 1st and 3rd Wednesdays, 4:30-5:30
Where: 104 Proctor

Contact the Student Organization


Faculty Advisor:

Kerry Dunn: kdunn5@une.edu

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