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Social Work Students Inducted into Phi Alpha Honor Society, Fall 2015

BSW Students
BSW Students

The School of Social Work congratulates its recent student inductees into Phi Alpha Honor Society, a national honorary organization for social work students, faculty and local practitioners that promotes humanitarian goals and ideas, as well as unites social work students.

On December 4, 2015, 46 BSW and MSW students were inducted into UTA’s lota Omega Chapter of Phi Alpha National Honor Society. The induction included students from the Distance Education Program, UTA and Fort Worth Campuses.

Eligibility criteria for induction into Phi Alpha Honor Society include maintaining an overall GPA of 3.5 for BSW students and 3.7 GPA for MSW and Ph.D. scholars, students meeting admission requirements for the School of Social Work, declaring social work as a major, completion of social work courses based on the academic program one is enrolled in, as well as participate in meetings and events that support the society’s mission.

Community service is also a requirement of students who wish to join the prestigious honor society. Inductees must complete 10 hours of community service by application deadline.

Members of Phi Alpha Honor Society had a busy fall semester volunteering their time, talents, and resources to help economically and socially-disadvantaged people in the local area.

MSW Students
The organization adopted a family this month through Mission Arlington to collect donations for Christmas presents. They also collected over 400 pairs of socks in October to donate to homeless individuals residing in shelters, as well as helped prepare food baskets at Mission Arlington in November. Other community service projects that students in Phi Alpha Honor Society participated in include collecting donations for the Native American Organization in recognition of their National Day of Mourning.

For more information about Phi Alpha Honor Society, contact MSW academic advisors Patrice Green at or Tiara Thomas at

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