Phi Alpha Honor Society

Phi Alpha Honor Society

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Phi Alpha Honor Society

Phi Alpha is the National Social Work Honor Society. The purpose of the Phi Alpha Honor Society is to provide a closer bond among students of social work and promote humanitarian goals and ideals. Phi Alpha fosters high standards of education for social workers and invites into membership those who have attained excellence in scholarship and achievement in social work.

The Concord University chapter was founded in 2001, the first program in West Virginia to be chartered by Phi Alpha. Only 10 to 12 Concord social work students are inducted each year.

Undergraduate Phi Alpha Honor Society Membership Requirements

For consideration of membership into this prestigious national honors society, students must:

  • Declare Social Work as a Major
  • Achieve Sophomore status
  • Complete 9 semester credit hours (12 quarter hours) of required social work courses
  • Achieve at least an overall GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale
  • Achieve at least a 3.25 GPA on a 4.0 scale in required social work courses

Graduate Phi Alpha Honor Society Membership Requirements

  • Complete 12 semester credit hours of social work courses
  • Earn at least a 3.5 on a 4.0 scale

For more information, contact Concord's Phi Alpha Honor Society adviser.

BSW Adviser
Dr. Ida Mills

MSW Advisor
Dr. Pattie Nishimoto