Student Groups & Committees

The following is a list of groups, clubs and committees that are open to current students at MSU.

Association of Black Social Workers, student chapter
Contact Nikebia Brown-Joseph, brown646@msu.edu
ABSW an academic and service organization on campus and a student chapter of the National Association of Black Social Workers, whose mission is "enhance the quality of life and empower people of African ancestry through advocacy, human services delivery, and research." We aim to advocate for the health, safety, interests, and self-determination of the black community at MSU.
BASW Undergraduate Advisory Board
Contact Monaca Eaton, eatonmon@msu.edu
This board is created by open invitation at the beginning of the academic year and meets 2-4 times to discuss BASW program issues, and to gain student insight and feedback.
Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Committee
Contact Daniel Velez-Ortiz, sw.edic@msu.edu
Open to all students at MSU. The goal is to develop, strengthen, and diversify faculty, students, staff, research, and outreach programs with an applied focus on equity and inclusion
Graduate Student Advisory Committee (GradSAC)
Contact Paul Dripchak, dripcha1@msu.edu
Open for all current MSW students at MSU. GradSAC helps students to be involved with the School as well as having a voice in School procedures and events.
Phi Alpha Honor Society
Contact Erin Cavanaugh, cavana73@msu.edu
Phi Alpha Honor Society is a student organization that embodies Social Work Values, promotes community through building closer bonds among students. Students obtain invitation into the chapter through high academic achievements ranking them in the top 35% of their class.
Student Advocates for Basic Needs Security
Contact Kimberly Steed-Page, steedkim@msu.edu
SABNS will advocate on behalf of students for the equitable distribution and practice of providing for the basic needs of students. Basic needs as it relates to this purpose are defined as affordable housing, access to healthy food options, and access to the hygiene and other resources that contribute to student success.
Student Organization of Latino Social Workers
Contact Dr. Pilar Horner, phorner@msu.edu
SOLASW is a student run organization for Latino Social Work students and their allies at the BSW, MSW, and PhD level. Students participate in service activities that benefit Latino communities, fundraising, educational mentoring supports, and professional activities such as attending Latino focused conferences.