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.
2020- 21 Officers: President – James Hill IV Vice President – Mariam Akana Treasurer – Blake Newman Social Chair – Kiante McKinley Secretary – Amanda Ajrouche Ombudsperson – Katie Cox Student Representatives: Jazmine Rivas Dinkins Nevo Polonsky Hannah Lefton Douglas Griffiths
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.
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.
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.
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.
Through sponsored and cosponsored events, activities, and discussions, GSWSA hopes to build genuine, lifelong, 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. 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.