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Asian Pacific Islander Social Work Association (APISWA)
Awareness of the API culture within the social work profession; to recognize API social work professionals; to network and provide outreach and community service. Contact Amanda Lee, firstname.lastname@example.org
Black Social Work Association (BSWA)
Awareness of black culture within the social work profession; to recognize black social work professionals; to network and provide outreach and community service. Advisor: Norman Jackson, email@example.com
Social Workers of Color (SWC) Student Coalition
The purpose of this organization is to create an alliance for people who self-identify as a person of color within the Social Work department by reflecting and respecting our experiences within and beyond the BSW and MSW program. The purpose is also to highlight the core values of the NASW Code of Ethics, such as “dignity and worth of the person,” and “the importance of human relationship” by uplifting the voices of self-identified persons of color who lack representation within the SDSU Social Work Community. Advisor: Kayla Whaley, firstname.lastname@example.org
Graduate Social Work Association (GSWA) – Currently Inactive
The GSWA interfaces between the student body and the administration and faculty of the School of Social work. GSWA officers make effort to identify the needs and concerns of students and bring those issues to the attention of the faculty. Additionally, the GSWA organizes both academic and social activities for graduate students.
Indigenous Social Work Alliance (ISWA)
(Description coming soon)
Advisor: Tamara Strohauer, email@example.com
Latino Student Social Work Association (LSSWA)
To educate and mobilize social work students in the areas concerning the Latino population. Promote and improve the perception of the Latino culture. Group is also to provide support for the Latino social work students. Contact Dr. Dahlia Fuentes, firstname.lastname@example.org, and Jennifer Cosio, email@example.com.
Macro Social Work Student organization – Currently Inactive
Our mission is to advance student knowledge of macro social work, equip students with the knowledge and skills needed to pursue a career in macro social work, provide students with opportunities to network with like-minded students and community leaders, and apply macro skills to benefit the community.
Social Action Committee (SAC)
To educate and mobilize social workers in San Diego County to improve the social condition in the community and promote social justice. Contact Jennifer Cosio, firstname.lastname@example.org
Student Association of School Social Workers (SASSW)
The purpose of the organization is to integrate, educate, while advocating and empowering social work students who are interested in the school social work profession. Advisor: Paul Brazzel, email@example.com
Student Social Work Association at SDSU – Imperial Valley – Currently Inactive
The purpose of the Student Social Work Association at SDSU – Imperial Valley is to educate, advocate for, and empower social work students, the social work profession and the Imperial Valley community. Advisor: Ernie Zuniga, firstname.lastname@example.org
Undergraduate Social Work Association (USWA) – Currently Inactive
To foster student interaction in Social Work administration activities on campus and in the community. Contact Jennifer Cosio, email@example.com
OUTREACH SDSU Social Work Student Association – Currently Inactive
To promote equality among lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, queer, intersex, and ally (LGBTQIA) individuals and families by educating future social workers about the unique needs of our community.
Intergenerational Gerontology Association (IGA)
(Description Coming Soon)
Contact Advisors: Amanda Lee, firstname.lastname@example.org and Norman Jackson, email@example.com
Phi Alpha Honor Society – Currently Inactive
The purpose of Phi Alpha Honor Society is to provide a closer bond among students of social work and promote humanitarian goals and ideals. Phi Alpha fosters high standards of education for social workers and invites into membership those who have attained excellence in scholarship and achievement in social work.
College Health and Human Services Student Council (CHHSSC)
To unite all the college’s student organizations on a board. It meets on a biweekly basis. The function is to support and advocate for students and organizations within the CHHS. The CHHSSC also has an AS Representative for SDSU. NOTE: This club is college-wide, not necessarily specific to the school. Contact Claire Norberg, firstname.lastname@example.org