SOCIAL WORK CLUB
Advisor: Dr. Tiffany Welch (203-A Retan, 570.662.4494)
The Social Work Club has been an integral part of the Social Work program for approximately thirty years. It is open to all Mansfield University students. The Club meets frequently during each semester and plans activities that enhance Social Work education and promote positive relationships among students, faculty and the community. It also provides opportunities for speakers, films, conferences and trips. One organization that the Club is currently involved with is the Seeds of Hope Program, a community-based organization serving residents of Tioga County. The Fruit Basket sale at the end of the fall semester is the largest fund-raiser. It allows the club to finance other activities such as donating to families around holidays, visiting senior centers and providing gifts, the Senior Celebration, and the senior yearbook. The organization's President, Vice-President, Secretary and Treasurer are elected by Social Work Club membership. The President is responsible for bringing students' concerns to the Program Director, Department Chair and/or meetings of the Program's Professional Advisory Committee. Each Social Work major is encouraged to be active in the Club. Notices of meetings are electronically posted.
PHI ALPHA HONOR SOCIETY
Advisor: Dr. Mary Daly (203-C Retan, 570.662.4763)
A chapter of the Phi Alpha Honor Society is active at the university. The organization, established at Mansfield University in 1998, seeks to foster higher standards of academic excellence for Social Work and is to honor those who have attained excellence in the major. To be eligible, the Social Work major must have achieved at least sophomore status (31 s.h.), completed eight semester hours of required Social Work courses, achieved an overall QPA (Quality Point Average) of 3.0, and attained a QPA of 3.25 in required Social Work courses.