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Phi Alpha Honor Society

What is it?

Phi Alpha Honor Society is a national honor society for social work students that extends membership to those who have attained excellence in their social work and general courses. It recognizes those who demonstrate a passion for promoting social and economic justice and peace internationally.


The purposes of Phi Alpha Honor Society is to provide a closer bond among students of social work and to promote humanitarian goals and ideals. Phi Alpha fosters high standards of education for social workers and invites into membership those who have attained excellence in scholarship and achievement in social work.

Membership into the Phi Alpha Honor Society is recognized by employers and graduate schools and is recognized by the Council on Social Work Education.

Requirements for Induction

Completed a minimum of 9 credit hours in social work.
Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.5 in all social work classes.
Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 in all classes.
Completion of the following items:

  1. Online Application Packet
    a) Phi Alpha Honor Society Application
    b) Project proposal (1 page)
    c) Receipt of $30.00 application fee payment
    (paid directly to the BYUH cashier)
    Note: Receipt must contain the following information: PHIALPHA, student ID #, and social work account number
  2. Completion of the approved project totaling 10 hours. Contact Phi Alpha faculty advisor Andre Hippolite to schedule a date and time for your presentation.


Fall: October 15
Winter: February 15
Spring: May 1

Service Project Guidelines and Ideals

Be creative! Find something you're passionate about: woman's issues, minority rights, policy campaigning/advocacy, art project (a mural), collection of poetry by survivors of violence/abuse, a candlelight vigil highlighting area/issue of interest, organization of a teen group, special forums, etc.

Required Links

Application for Phi Alpha