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Phi Alpha Honor Society InductionThe fall 2017 Induction ceremony is yet to be scheduled. Please check for updates.  This event is sponsored by the Social Work Department Phi Alpha Honor Society and is for members of the Phi Alpha Honor Society and their families to honor students who have achieved the GPA and who meet the criteria for induction into the honor society. Refreshments following. 

MSW Hooding Ceremony - Held every December, is sponsored by the Social Work Department.  This event includes speakers from the Seidel School, The Office of Graduate Studies and the Social Work professional community.  This is a special opportunity to celebrate your achievement with your families, professors, instructors and colleagues!  This makes for a great photo opportunity.  Please plan to attend this smaller event the evening prior to the larger graduation the next morning. Refreshments following this celebratory event.

Applications to the Phi Alpha Honor Society will be available from
September 1, 2017 until September 29, 2017. 

Undergraduate (BASW) Eligibility

An undergraduate student is eligible for membership when the following qualifications are achieved:

  • Accepted into the BASW program.
  • Achieved an overall Grade Point Average (GPA) of 3.0 or higher (transfer course grades included).
  • Achieved a 3.25 GPA in Social Work and prerequisite courses (attach a copy of your transcript).
  • Completed nine (9) credit hours of Social Work courses prior to the semester you apply.
  • Students attending satellite locations may apply if they are working toward an undergraduate degree in Social Work from Salisbury University.
  • Members are expected to attend two (2) meetings and/or participate in two (2) activities during the academic year.

Application Process:

The application due date for fall induction is Friday September, 29 2017, 4:30 p.m.

Dues of $45 (check only, made out to Salisbury University) along with an official or unofficial copy of your transcript (available on Gullnet or at the Registrar's Office) must be turned in with your application. The $45 dues cover the cost of your membership and honor cord. If your application is NOT accepted, your check will be returned.

Click here to access Undergraduate Phi Alpha Honor Society Application Form

Turn in your signed BASW application form, transcript, and $45 check between the hours of 8:00 am and 4:30 pm, Monday through Friday to Susan Mareski, Administrative Assistant. Off-campus students can submit their application, transcript and payment via U.S. Mail to: Salisbury University, Social Work Department-Phi Alpha, 1101 Camden Ave., Salisbury, MD 21801.  No faxes will be accepted.

Graduate (MSW) Eligibility

Master of Social Work students are eligible for membership when the following qualifications are achieved:

  • Admitted into the Master of Social Work program.
  • Achieved an overall Grade Point Average (GPA) of 3.70.
  • Completed nine (9) credit hours of master-level Social Work courses prior to the semester you apply.
  • Students attending satellite locations may apply if they are working toward a Graduate degree in Social Work from Salisbury University
  • Members are expected to attend two (2) meetings and/or participate in two (2) activities during the academic year

Application Process:

The application due date for fall induction is Friday, September 29, 2017, 4:30 p.m.

Dues of $45 (check only, made out to Salisbury University) along with an official or unofficial copy of your transcript (available on Gullnet or at the Registrar's Office) must be turned in with your application. The $45 dues cover the cost of your membership and honor cord. If your application is NOT accepted, your check will be returned.

Click here for the Graduate Phi Alpha Honor Society Application form.

Turn in your signed MSW application form, transcript, and $45 check between the hours of 8:00 am and 4:30 pm, Monday through Friday to Susan Mareski, Administrative Assistant. Off-campus students can submit their application, transcript and payment via U.S. Mail to: Salisbury University, Social Work Department-Phi Alpha, 1101 Camden Ave., Salisbury, MD 21801.  No faxes will be accepted.

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