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African American Students Social Work Alliance (AASWSA)

Our goal is to uphold the ethical and guiding principles of the National Association of Social Workers. We will strive to empower, to promote equality, to end discrimination, oppression, poverty, and other forms of social injustice and positively impact our campus and surrounding community with educational events, networking, community service, and fundraisers.

Gerontology Organization

The Gerontology Organization (GO) is a registered UTA student organization for all social work students, BSW, MSW or PhD levels, who want to gain leadership and practice skills in geriatric and gerontology social work to complement their academic work. Student members in GO create a better quality of life for older adults while building a strong foundation for the future, as leaders in the field of Social Work. The faculty advisor is Dr. Ling Xu (

What We Do
GO gives social work undergraduate and graduate students a place to come together to explore their interests and enhance their skills in working with older adults. GO provides opportunities to enrich students' collegiate experience in the School of Social Work at UTA through networking and collaboration with UTA School of Social Work faculty and community geriatric social workers (e.g., clinicians, case managers, aging agency administrators) through sponsored events, guest speakers at meetings, volunteering with older adults, and fundraising activities. We also raise awareness of the workforce needs for trained social workers to practice with older adults in the DFW community and beyond.

How To Join GO
Go to and click on Join Organization.

If you have any questions, please email Yanlin Li (President) at

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Health with Hearts

The purpose of the Health with Hearts is to provide a sense of community and connection for students choosing the Health Specialization. Members engage in community outreach through volunteering and fundraising with local health related non-profit organizations. Networking opportunities include panel discussions, guest speakers and special events to enhance our lives both professionally and from a self-care/wellness perspective.   Faculty Advisors: Darlene Hunter and Tracy Orwig

Students for Global Change

Students for Global Change seeks to continuously educate ourselves and others to promote understanding and awareness of national and international issues of social justice and human rights by furthering research opportunities, education, professional growth, and study abroad opportunities for students at UTA.

For more information and how to join SGC:
Please visit and/or email us at We look forward to welcoming you to our organization.

Find Us on Facebook Twitter @sgcuta Instagram @studentsforglobalchangeuta

Social Work Council

The Social Work Council’s (SWC) goal is to connect UTA's social work students (undergraduate, graduate and PhD) to their campus. Members of this amazing organization get to represent their school, be active in their field of study and gain some great experience for their futures as social workers! The only qualification that is required to be a part of this organization is the desire to make a difference in the community around you! The SWC team looks forward to working with you! We hope that you join us in making a difference around campus and in our community.

For more information about the SWC, please contact Maresia Davis or join us on Mavorgs.

Phi Alpha Social Work Honor Society

Link to MavOrgs Phi Alpha Site

Phi Alpha is a national social work honor society for social work majors, faculty and local practitioners. The purposes of the Phi Alpha Honor Society are to provide a closer bond among students of social work and to promote humanitarian goals and ideals. Phi Alpha fosters high standards of academic excellence and training for social workers.

UTA's Iota Omega Chapter of the Phi Alpha National Social Work Honor Society was started in the Spring of 2001 and is open to BSW and MSW students. For more information, contact us today.

Click here for information regarding officer positions for the 2019-2020 school year.

Download: Phi Alpha National Social Work Honor Society Membership Application (PDF)

All New Applicants Must:

  • Meet either the BSW or MSW or PhD admissions requirements.
  • Complete 10 hours of community service by application deadline.
  • Complete an applicant statement.
  • Additional requirements for specific programs can be found in the membership application.

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