Academics

Social Work Club and Honor Society

 

SOCIAL WORK CLUB

The Social Work Club at Alcorn gives students an opportunity to challenge and implement those philosophies and values taught and learned within the classroom. It is an outlet for growth and service and supports the students in their understanding of relationships among individuals, families, groups and communities.  The club encourages students and faculty to become acquainted with each
other outside the classroom.

Students participate in such activities as seminars/forums and field trips as well as fund raising to expand their knowledge about the processing of their profession. They also have the opportunity to participate in the process of changes made in the Social Work Program. The social work club officers also serve on different department committees. All social work majors are eligible for membership in the social work club.



PHI ALPHA HONOR SOCIETY

The Tau Alpha Chapter of Phi Alpha Honor Society, a national honor society in social work was chartered on the Alcorn campus in 2013. The purpose of the society is to advance excellence in social work practice and to encourage, stimulate, and maintain scholarship, particularly in social work.  To be considered for membership a student must:

1. Declare social work as a major.

2.  Achieved sophomore status

3. Earned a minimum of 9 semester hours of credit in social work at Alcorn State University.

4. Achieved an overall grade point average of at least 3.0 (on a 4.0) scale.

5. Have achieved an overallgrade point average of at least 3.25 in required social work courses or

6.  Be a faculty member of the Social Work Program at Alcorn State University.