Association of Student Social Workers (ASSW)
The Association of Student Social Workers is an organization dedicated to meeting the social and professional interests of social work students. ASSW holds meetings regularly, and topics range from inviting guest social workers to discuss their areas of practice to purely social activities such as the beginning and end-of-year picnics.
In addition, the organization selects representatives who attend and participate in the Department faculty meetings. In the past, ASSW has provided volunteer service to area agencies, planned an "Urban Plunge" weekend at a homeless shelter in a metropolitan area, hosted local social work professionals as guest speakers, and provided a linkage between students and the social work program. A social work faculty member serves as advisor to ASSW. Students are encouraged to join ASSW as soon as they know they are interested in the social work major.