Student Organizations

Want to combine your professional and personal interests? Join one of our student organizations and make friends while gaining skills and service hours! All Social Work students are provided with the opportunity to organize in their own interest through the University and School of Social Work.  For more information on student organizations, please contact the Office of Admissions and Student Services at (313)‐577‐4409 or visit the Dean of Students Office website.  Organizations listed below are open to all students. 

Social Work Student Organizations

Faculty Liason to Social Work Student Organizations: Judith Wineman at

  • Association of Black Social Workers (ABSW): Educational, research and community service activities with a focus on students of color. Contact: Rhonda Williams (
  • Coalition for Community Social Work (CCSW): Enhance education and practice skills while engaging in various community building, rebuilding and revitalization efforts. Contact: Andre Iadipaolo (
  • Diabetes Education Wellness (DEW) Clinic: Interdisciplinary student run clinic with the purpose to educate and empower patients with diabetes to have more autonomy in the management of their disease. (Faculty Advisor: Anwar Najor-Durack
  • Jewish Social Work Student Association (JSWSA): Promoting professional development and networking opportunities with a focus on students members of the Jewish community. Contact: Monica Merzin (
  • Mental Health Matters Association (MHMA): Increase awareness and reduce stigma regarding mental health through trainings, networking and community engagement. Contact: TBD (Advisor: A. Gonzalez‐Prendes)
  • Muslim Women Social Work Association: An organization to engage/connect/join the Muslim community and other communities pursuing a career in Social Work. This organization is committed to promoting the growth and well-being of social work students in the BSW and MSW programs. Contact Masuma Jinnat at 
  • Phi Alpha National Honor Society of Social Workers: National organization that supports high standards in SW education. Open to all BSW's & MSW's that qualify and apply for membership. (Advisor: Sarah Doyle) 
  • Sexual Orientation & Gender Identity in SW (SOGI‐SW): Supports the social, academic and advocacy concerns of students of all sexual orientations and gender identities. Contact: TBD (Advisor: Kim Jaffee)
  • Social Work Peer Support: New student organization, information to follow in Fall 2019.

Social Work Student Research CommunityDetroit, MI

The Social Work Student Research Community (SWSRC), formerly known as SMART was founded in 2010 to promote, develop, and sustain an environment in which Social Work students are afforded opportunities to apply theoretical foundations for research to the real world. SWSRC is a cross-program community designed to provide opportunities for students to attend professinal development events, collaborate with social work faculty on your current research projects, and access online resources to guide you through the research process.

For more information on Social Work Student Research Community please contact Kendra Wells at or visit the Center for Social Work Research website here.