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Phi Alpha Honor Society

What is it?

Phi Alpha 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, and for those who demonstrate a passion for promoting social and economic justice and peace internationally.


The purposes of Phi Alpha Honor Society are to provide a closer bond among students of social work and to promote humanitarian goals and ideal. 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 Phi Alpha is recognized by employers and graduate schools and is recognized by the Council on Social Work Education.

Requirements for Induction:

1. Students need to have completed 9 credit-hours in Social Work. 2. Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.5 in all social work classes. 3. Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 in all classes.4. Completion and submission of application, 1-page proposal, and a $30 fee.5. Completion of approved project totaling 10 hours. Project must be approved by the Phi Alpha Advisor, Bro. Andre Hippolite. Please submit all application materials to the Department Secretary in office #205 for pre-screening.


Winter 2019: February 22, 2019
Spring 2019: May 30, 2019
Fall 2019: October 18, 2019

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