Phi Alpha Honor Society

Why join Phi Alpha

Phi Alpha is a student organization that embodies Social Work Values, promotes community through building closer bonds among students. Additionally, MSU’s Beta Chapter of Phi Alpha lives out its purpose of promoting humanitarian goals and ideals through education, service, advocacy and community connection. Throughout this process Phi Alpha fosters high standards of education of social work through the recognition and promotion of scholastic excellence and fellowship among social work students. Phi Alpha members understand that academic achievements bring credit to students and the social work profession.

2020-21 Meeting Times

Please join meetings via Zoom. Please email phialpha@msu.edu for the password.

All meetings take place from 6:00-7:00pm on the second Wednesday of each month.

November 11, 2020 • December 9, 2020 • January 13, 2021 • February 10, 2021 • March 10, 2021 • April 14, 2021

2020 Induction Ceremony

Service Projects from 2020

Please see our Membership page for details about ordering merchandise and paying for your membership.

Phi Alpha logo

The Michigan State University School of Social Work is a founder and charter member of the National Honor Society. The name "Phi Alpha" means "Love of Humanity".

The Beta Chapter is administered by student officers, consisting of President, Vice-President, and Secretary-Treasurer. The Executive Committee consists of the President, Vice-President, Secretary/ Treasurer, Chair of any standing committees, and the faculty advisor.

Students are admitted by invitation only.

Phi Alpha’s Purpose

The purpose of Phi Alpha is to provide a closer bond among students of social work and promote humanitarian goals and ideals. The national social work honor society seeks to foster high standards of education of social work through the recognition and promotion of scholastic excellence and fellowship among social work students. Your academic achievements bring credit to you and the social work profession.

Phi Alpha Honor Society group photo

The Phi Alpha Pledge

Now that I have become an active member of Phi Alpha Honor Society, I will uphold its dignity and promote its goal and high ideals as a student as well as in professional life. I will actively participate in meetings and chapter projects and endeavor to maintain a high scholastic average.

Please Visit https://phialpha.org to learn more about Phi Alpha National Organization.