Phi Alpha Honor Society for Social Work
Phi Alpha is a national honor society whose purpose is to promote academic excellence among social work students. Membership in Phi Alpha is by invitation to students with a minimum of nine credit hours in required social work courses, holding a major Grade Point Average (GPA) of 3.25 and a cumulative GPA of 3.0.
Expectations of Phi Alpha Honor Society for Social Work Officers and Membership:
Update and maintain Phi Alpha’s portion of the Student Organization bulletin board
Plan an Induction Ceremony each semester with a speaker who focuses on academic excellence
Coordinate a Research Poster Day in conjunction with Social Work Month (to occur early March)
Assist department faculty and staff with planning a Senior Send-off event to recognize graduating seniors at the conclusion of each semester
Identify two–three representatives (juniors or first semester seniors) to help with the CHBS satellite graduation.
The Phi Alpha Faculty Sponsor is Dr. Nancy T. Poe.
- May 12 – August 15
JMU Summer Hours
Offices are open Monday through Thursday from 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. and on Friday from 8:00 a.m. - Noon
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Spring 2015 information sessions announced
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Fall 2014 information sessions announced
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