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Student Organizations

Get Involved. Get Ready to Make a Difference!

Living out your professional values of service and social justice is easy at the College of Social Work. Five active student organizations make getting involved simple. All organizations receive advising assistance and support from the college administration.

Social Work Student Association

The students’ voice – that’s what the Social Work Student Association (SWSA) is all about. It’s an organization within the College of Social Work officially recognized as representing the voice of all the students. Designed to accommodate and promote student needs – whether professional, educational or social – it provides a forum to discuss concerns with the appropriate faculty/staff member/college committee and implement changes within the college.

SWSA elects officers and assigns student members to several college committees that call for student representation. Activities may include brown bag discussions, field placement introduction, fund raisers, social mixers and co-recreational sports, as well as active participation in planning committees for orientation and night of recognition.

Contact for general questions and concerns.


MWANAFUNZI, Swahili for “student,” strives to promote unity and cohesiveness among minority students and the professional community. MWANAFUNZI provides a forum for African American students in social work, and related fields, to exchange ideas and promote activities, services and programs to strengthen the African American community.

Contact for general questions.

Out in Social Work

Out in Social Work is an organization created to unify Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans*, Queer, Intersex, Asexual, Questioning and our Allies (LGBTQIAQ+A). We serve to positively affect the culture of the College of Social Work so that all students feel supported among their fellow students, professors, and college administrators.

Mission Statement: Out in Social Work is a student group for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans*, Queer, Intersex, Asexual, Questioning and our Allies in the College of Social Work. Out in Social Work will provide a supportive and welcoming community for LGBTQIAQ+A students in the College of Social Work, will engage the wider College of Social Work community in dialogue about LGBTQIAQ+A issues, and will connect with other LGBTQIAQ+A groups across campus

We welcome all College of Social Work students, regardless of sexual orientation.

Contact Joe Bowman at for general questions.

CSW Visionaries

CSW Visionaries is a newly formed leadership group for MSW students. CSW Visionaries offers a variety of involvement opportunities across three different groups, CSW Champions, the MSW Student Experience Committee, and Peer Mentorship. CSW Champions promote the College of Social Work by meeting with prospective students, providing mentorship, attending our open house and new student orientations, and representing the college at various events to showcase your positive experience within the MSW program. The MSW Student Experience Committee organizes social events for the MSW students, as well as develops and implements programs and initiatives to enhance the MSW student experience. Peer mentors provide personal, professional, and academic support to their classmates.

Contact for general questions.

Doctoral Student Organization

The Doctoral Student Organization (DSO) in social work is free and open to all. All doctoral students are automatically members. The purpose of DSO is to provide a forum for doctoral students’ social and professional enhancement within the College of Social Work. Officers are elected annually.

Megan Allbright-Campos, Uwe Wernekinck, Yeliani Flores, Abigail Underwood

Treasurer Megan Allbright-Campos, Vice President Uwe Wernekinck, Secretary Yeliani Flores, and President Abigail Underwood

2022-23 DSO Officers

Abigail Underwood

Vice President
Uwe Wernekinck

Yeliani Flores

Megan Allbright-Campos

PhD Committee Representative

PhD Committee Representative
Anthony Traver

Visit the Ohio Union website to learn more about Student Organizations at the University.


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