The mission of the School of Social Work Student Union is to encourage coordination and integration of the efforts of students and faculty to achieve greater academic excellence, student success, social justice, and equality.
President - Gabriela Santiago-Romero
Vice President - Kristina Agbebiyi
Secretary - Geena Moreno
Treasurer - Joél Reyes-Klann
Social Chair - Kari Anne Nilsen
Ombudswoman - Shih-Ya Chang
Student Representative - Allison Gorine
Student Representative - Kavitha Lobo
Student Representative - Colleen Karim
Student Representative - Rashun Miles
ABSWS is designed to help Black social work students move into the arena of Black unity. Our motto is liberation and community. We are here to provide academic and social support and inter-connectivity for Black students in the UM School of Social Work.
The Child Welfare Student Association (CWSA) is a student organization at the School of Social Work that aims to raise awareness of child welfare issues through advocacy, education, community outreach and dialogue. CWSA also strives to promote and strengthen the professional development of all students interested in pursuing a career in child welfare.
Christians in Social Work Association
The Christians in Social Work Association works to encourage, equip, and extend Christians in the ethical integration of faith and social work practice.
The mission of the Detroit Initiative Student Group is to work in conjunction and collaboration with the Detroit Initiative program. The mission of this program is to provide opportunities for students and faculty to engage in further education, service, and research in the Detroit area through a focus on community-identified priorities.
The DSO advocates for the interests of students in the Joint Doctoral Program in Social Work and Social Science and plans doctoral student/faculty events.
Global Social Work Student Association
Through sponsor/co-sponsor events, activities, and discussions, GSWSA hopes to build genuine, life-long, and cross-cultural friendships at the School of Social work; at the same time, to advocate for social justice in the global society through fostering and enhancing cultural diversity and inclusion.
The LatinX Social Work Coalition engages in activism and education around issues of importance to the LatinX community.
Non-Traditional Student Network
The mission of the Non-Traditional Student Network is to develop a supportive network for non-traditional students, connect them to resources as well as to help students transition back into the academic realm. These students include those who have resumed their studies after an absence, students with families, those who work full- and part-time and seasoned professional students.
OUTreach advocates for communication, education, activism, and mutual support regarding LGBT interests and concerns so as to promote informed and responsible social work practice.