Current Students

Welcome to the Social Work Student Hub! This is your one-stop-shop for the latest in Social Work student announcements, news, resources, volunteer opportunities, events and building updates. In addition to this page, we will continue to email you the weekly student newsletter and share information on our FacebookTwitterInstagram, and LinkedIn pages. 

Students, we want your feedback and suggestions! The WSU School of Social Work values your suggestions and ideas to help make us a better place to learn and grow...tell us what you think about existing resources and/or programs for students or make a suggestion or share an idea to support social work students via our Student Voice Box. Your personal information will be held in the strictest confidence.

Student Voice Box

Even apart, we are Warriors together and we are here to support you. Have a question or concern? Check out our FAQ infographic below or contact the School of Social Work Office of Admissions and Student Services at sswadmissions@wayne.edu or call 313-577-4409. 

FAQ student infographic

 

  • Warrior Safe is Warrior Strong

    In an effort to keep campus Warrior Safe and Warrior Strong, the University has implemented the following measures:

    • Masks are required in classrooms and laboratories, and optional in most campus locations.
    • Campus Daily Screener required each day for students, faculty and staff before coming to campus or any time you have a known exposure or experience COVID-19 symptoms. You will need to scan your QR code for entrance into the Social Work building.
    • The Guest Campus Screener is required for all guests entering the Social Work building. You will need to scan your QR code for entrance into the Social Work building.
    • All students, faculty and staff must submit proof of their COVID-19 vaccines, boosters and flu vaccine.
    • The Facilities team has installed hand-sanitizer dispensers throughout campus and custodial crews will regularly disinfect and clean the School of Social Work building and common surfaces. Please help us in this process by cleaning up after yourself and placing all trash in the proper receptacles.

    These requirements will be regularly updated to be consistent with current science and recommendations. View the latest information on the WSU COVID-19 webpage.

  • Student services

    School faculty and staff are working closely with the University, Detroit and other surrounding communities to provide information and to connect individuals to resources at this difficult time. Some things to keep in mind:

    • WSU Coronavirus student information page for the status of student resources across campus
    • Social Work Academic Advisors and Writing Coaches are available for virtual appointments. Please schedule an appointment by visiting our website for their email or WAMS calendar.
    • Student Disability Services will be available for students who may need a new or adjusted accommodation based on the shift to online classes.  Please call 313-577-1851 to schedule an appointment Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. 
    • Visit the WSU C&IT Cornovirus Student Technology page for information on technology resources and Learn Anywhere resources. Wayne State is exploring ways to support students who do not have access to a computer off-campus or who may have limited connectivity - libraries on campus are working to find resources.
    • The W Pantry will remain open but with limited hours 

  • Online field modules

    The School has developed a contingency plan, to support and supplement student learning and field placement assignments or in the event students are prohibited by state or agency policy from returning to onsite fieldwork.

    A number of online learning modules are now ready for use - see list below - and are available for students to access via Canvas, not the Intern Placement Tracking System. Canvas is a web-based learning management system or LMS. It is used by Wayne State to access and manage online course learning materials and communicate about skill development and learning achievement.

    IMPORTANT TO NOTE THAT STUDENTS MAY ONLY USE THESE MODULES FOR FIELD HOURS IF APPROVED BY THE ASSIGNED FIELD INSTRUCTOR.

    Field Instructors must provide approval to any student who engages in any of the modules and simulations. Field Instructors must discuss module and simulation content in supervision and incorporate it into the Learning Plan with a focus on how the content may inform students' work and field assignments.

    Below is the list of Modules and Simulation which are now available for use, noting Title and Field Hours provided for completing each module:

    • Title: Office of Field Education: Assignments; Field Hours: 4 hours
    • Title: Office of Field Education: Ethics; Field Hours: 2 hours
    • Title: Office of Field Education: Safety Planning; Field Hours: 3 hours
    • Title: Office of Field Education: Understanding Implicit Bias; Field Hours: 2 hours
    • Title: Office of Field Education: Supervision; Field Hours: 1 hour
    • Title: Telehealth Essentials; Field Hours: 2.5 hours
    • Simulation: Suicide Prevention; Field Hours: 2 hours

    For additional information contact the Office of Field Education at field_education@wayne.edu or 313-577-4446.

     

  • Self-care

    This is an unprecedented time in everyone's lives and it is easy to put self-care on the back burner. We encourage you to take a moment and peruse some of the resources below.

  • Supporting our Detroit area community

    It is important to all of us as social workers that we contribute to the well-being of the community and support one another during this time. Visit our Supporting Detroit through COVID-19 webpage to learn more.