Student Resources

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Academic Support

SSW Writing Coach Services 

The SSW offers both in-person and virtual writing support. The writing coach is available to BSW and MSW students at any stage of the writing process including,

  1. Brainstorming: review assignment guidelines and identify areas requiring clarity. Create goals, outlines, and timelines for assignments.
  2. Drafts: review drafts with students for organization, clarity, sentence and paragraph structure, grammar, and mechanics, and incorporating scholarly sources.
  3. Adherence to APA 7 guidelines.
  4. Field/Graduation Support: resume and cover letter building.
  5. Classroom Outreach: faculty may request a class visit from the writing coach to discuss various writing topics.

Contact Vanessa Gualtieri at ac8152@wayne.edu or you can schedule an appointment
Faculty, please click here to refer a student to the writing coach.

Research Resources

The SSW offers free supplemental support for all BSW and MSW students seeking assistance with research methods and statistics (SW 3810, 4810, 7820, and 7830). Topics include but are not limited to:

  • interpreting empirical research articles
  • research questions & hypotheses
  • research design & sampling
  • data collection methods, variables & measurement
  • SPSS & data analyses (descriptive statistics, frequency distribution, t-Test, ANOVA, chi square, crosstabulation, correlation)
  • writing the results of data analyses
  • adhering to assignment guidelines

A typical session ranges from 30 minutes to one hour and may include content related to the topics mentioned above and various other components of the research process.

Contact our Social Work Research Tutor Danielle Hicks at danielle.hicks@wayne.edu or you can schedule an appointment

Social Work Computer Lab

The School of Social Work Computer Lab is open to students Monday - Thursday from 9 am to 4 pm. We are excited to offer this free service to students on a first-come first-serve basis, so grab your bag and head to the Training Technology Center on the 2nd floor (Room 239) in the SSW building (5447 Woodward Ave). For questions contact the Office of Admissions and Student Services at 313-577-4409 or sswadmissions@wayne.edu.

Social Work Student Alliance

In 2021, the School created an umbrella organization for our growing list of student organizations, the Social Work Student Alliance (SWSA). The Alliance is a one-stop shop for all student activities at the School of Social Work. If you are looking for academic assistance referrals, wellness resources, or student advocacy opportunities, the Social Work Student Alliance is the place to be. To get involved, simply join our Student Alliance Zoom call, every Tuesday from 3-4 pm. Contact Academic Advisor Andre Iadipaolo at eu6337@wayne.edu for questions or to join.

Social Work Peer Support (SWPS)

SWPS is the official peer-mentor program of the Schools of Social Work. SWPS provides personal and academic guidance for any social work student as they progress through the program. Peer mentors are available for one-on-one appointments and hold support groups and events throughout the year. SWPS also offers discussion boards and modules for student success, all available on the SWPS Canvas page. Contact Professor AssociaJudith Wineman, Faculty Supervisor  at ft2332@wayne.edu.

Academic Success Center (tutoring)

Academic support to students through individualized and group peer tutoring in selected courses.

Student Disability Services (SDS)

SDS provides academic accommodations, resources and training in assistive technology to foster self-advocacy and success for students with disabilities.

WSU Learn Anywhere

Prepares students for online learning  to ensure they meet your online learning goals.​

Health and Emotional Wellbeing

Campus Health Center

Campus Health Center provides health care services to prevent and treat common physical illness. The health and well-being of students at Wayne State University is our top priority. We are here to keep you healthy, so you can attain your educational and personal goals. 313-577-5041

Counseling and Psychological Services

CAPS counselors are available Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Visit the CAPS website for more details. **If you need to speak with a counselor after hours, you can reach out to CAPS (counseling) after hours by calling the following number: 313-577-9982.

Warrior Life and Wellness Resources

Housed in the Dean of Students Office, Warrior Life is the Wayne State student life wellness program. We are here to make sure you have the best Wayne State experience.

Financial Needs and Resources

Scholarships and Financial Aid

These scholarships are designed to provide financial assistance to students enrolled in academic programs offered by the WSU School of Social Work. Please check the website for application deadlines.

SSW Computer Loaner Program 

Alimited number of laptop computers will be available for social work students to borrow and will be provided on a first come first serve basis - see this link for information on Laptop Borrowing Agreement or consult with your assigned academic advisor.

SSW Emergency Needs Funding/Scholarship

When funds are available, this scholarship assists students currently enrolled in the BSW or MSW programs that are at risk of having to withdraw from their program of study due to financial difficulties. Funds for this award are limited and not guaranteed.  Average awards are between $500.00 and $1000.00 and are award one time only. Students may contact their assigned academic advisor for application and process to apply.

Food Pantry

The W Food Pantry provides currently enrolled Wayne State Warriors in need of food assistance with supplemental food and additional resources to enhance student success.

 W Wardrobe

The Wardrobe is designed to provide gently used garments to any enrolled student free of charge. Our goal is to help relieve the stress of affording clothing and allow scholars to focus more energy creating positive impressions and interactions during class or at an interview.

Office of Student Financial Aid

Learn the various types of aid, apply for aid, get resources and more. Contact the Office of Financial Aid at Student Service Center studentservice@wayne.edu or 313-577-2100

Career Resources

Social Work job postings and resources to prepare for job seeking.

Extracurricular Opportunities

SSW 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. There are also several existing Student Organizations to get involved with, including the Social Work Queer Alliance (SWQA), the Association of Black Social Workers (ABSW), the Coalition of Community Social Workers (CCSW), and more.

Social Work Student Research Community (SWSRC)

SWSRC is a cross-program community designed to provide opportunities for students to attend professional development events, collaborate with social work faculty on your current research projects, and access online resources to guide you through the research process. Self-enroll in the SWSRC Canvas site to gain access to resources, receive announcements about job and volunteer opportunities, and connect with faculty and fellow students. Contact Kendra Wells, Manager of Research Support with questions about student research opportunities and SWSRC activity.

Interprofessional Education

For nearly a decade the Wayne State University School of Social Work has partnered with community organizations, allied health professionals, alumni, faculty and students to provide valuable urban interprofessional student training experiences as a participant in the Community Homeless Interprofessional Program Clinic, Community Homeless Interprofessional Program Vision Clinic, the Interprofessional Home Visit Program and the Diabetes and Wellness Clinic.