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  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.

    2021- 22 Officers:

    • President - Debra Erickson  
    • Vice President - Cassandra Kelly
    • Treasurer - Rachael Freedman
    • Social Chair - Brittney Barros
    • Secretary - Leah Wittenberg
    • Ombudsperson - Spencer Hall

    Student Representatives

    • Arie Davey
    • Jasmine Garrett-McNair
    • Moise Moket
    • Svetlana Toder
  2. Asian Pacific Islanders Social Work Coalition

    Asian Pacific Islanders Social Work Coalition (API) is a student run organization serving Asian Pacific Islander interests as social workers. We provide support to our members through social gatherings, educational advocacy, and homework help. Please allow us to fulfill your lives with Asian Pacific Islander culture, and enrich your awareness, so we can bring this community together and fight for our rights as the API community, and well as join forces with other groups as well. Our mission is to promote healthy development of a communication line and network between students of Asian descent and non -Asian descent at the U-M School of Social Work. https://sites.google.com/view/apiatssw/

  3. Association of Black Social Work Students

    Association of Black Social Work Students (ABSWS) is designed to help Black/African descend 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 interconnectivity for Black/African students in the UM School of Social Work. Anyone who supports our mission may participate in meetings and activities.

  4. Black Radical Healing Pathways

    Black Radical Healing Pathways (BRHP) strives to create and build spaces centered for Black students to develop and explore radical ideas interested in radical social justice efforts on campus as a coalition. BRHP works to create and build a network where Black students can affirm, heal, and validate each other's lived experience. We aspire to organize, educate, mobilize and empower Black students to work for transformative change on campus, neighborhoods and communities. Our focus is to nourish and cultivate the fighting spirits, critical consciousness and aesthetics of Black students. We aim to hold programming which centers on our Black voices, intelligence, and bodies in efforts to dismantle, disrupt, and challenge white supremacy. Anyone who supports our mission may participate in meetings and activities.

  5. 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.

  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. LatinX Social Work Coalition

    The LatinX Social Work Coalition engages in activism and education around issues of importance to the LatinX community. The mission is to promote the academic and well-being of the Latinx community at the School of Social Work, as well as the Latinx community at large, through the praxis of social justice, cultural empowerment and community building. Anyone who supports our mission may participate in meetings and activities.

  8. Mindful Moments Meditation

    Mindful Moments is a student organization within the U-M School of Social Work that will offer free online meditation sessions, as well as a limited number of in-person sessions. The executive board hopes to offer leadership opportunities as well, as such meditation training workshops or retreats to attend together. Our opportunities will be open to those new to meditation, in addition to those who are not.

    The mission of Mindful Moments is to create a safe, inclusive space to talk about meditation and mindfulness, while learning new skills and strategies to advance our practice and support to our members in leading more mindful lives.

  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. Queer Advocacy Coalition

    Queer Advocacy Coalition is established for the expressed purpose of developing a graduate and professional-level social work LGBTQIA+ community as well as education about professionalism to engage students in inclusive, ethical practices.

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