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SSW Student Organizations

There are more than 60 student organizations at the SSW. Student organizations will enrich your social, cultural and educational experiences, influence the larger University community and enhance the overall diversity found at U-M.

  1. School of Social Work Student Union »

    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.

    2017-18 Officers

    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
  2. Association of Black Social Work Students »

    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.
  3. Child Welfare Student Association »

    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.
  4. 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.
  5. Detroit Initiative Student Group »

    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.
  6. Doctoral Student Organization »

    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.
  7. 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.
  8. LatinX Social Work Coalition »

    The LatinX Social Work Coalition engages in activism and education around issues of importance to the LatinX community.
  9. 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.
  10. OUTreach »

    OUTreach advocates for communication, education, activism, and mutual support regarding LGBT interests and concerns so as to promote informed and responsible social work practice.

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