Pi Alpha National Honor Society
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 National Honor Society (Phi Alpha) 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 CISAT satellite graduation.
The Phi Alpha Faculty Sponsor is Dr. Karen Ford .
- May 27 - University Closed
- July 4 - University Closed
- August 26 - First Day Classes
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Welcome from Social Work
Welcome to the James Madison University Department of Social Work. The department offers one major program, three minor programs of study designed for a wide variety of majors across the university, and one certificate program.. More >