Below are just a few of the opportunities waiting for you as a future social work student.
The social work club is one of the most active clubs on campus! We host an empowerment week for victims of domestic violence, rape and child abuse every spring; a golf tournament to benefit a national organization; a Christmas program to raise funds for needy families and much more. We have been named the outstanding student organization a number of times.
Phi Alpha is the honorary social work society at SFU. New members are inducted at the annual banquet.
Saint Francis students are active in The Pennsylvania Chapter of the National Association of Social
Workers which serves as the leading voice of the profession in the
Commonwealth to enhance the value and respect of social workers, to
influence public policy, and to promote social justice.
Take Back the Night features speakers from agencies throughout the area, speaking about such topics as domestic violence and empowerment, men helping men programs, rape prevention, elder abuse, children abuse and neglect mandated reporting and of course a self-defense program. The self-defense program helps students learn and enjoy workable ways to protect themselves.In 2007, t-shirts were made for the Clothesline Project where over 200 people sign the “these hands won’t hurt” petition and banner and the sidewalk statistics were placed all over campus. The library graciously allowed us to display part of our Clothesline Project, for which we are very appreciative.The capstone event has also featured the Cambria County Coroner, readings by TBTN students and social work club members, and a Candlelight Vigil, lead by Brother Gabe. Over 350 individuals have been known to attend the week of events!
The Social Work Club raises money to support the Dorothy Day Center with the Adopt-A-Family Christmas Program and the Angel Tree. The program and club provides gifts for a family of seven. The Social Work Club annually raises over $300 wrapping presents for over 400 recipients. The money has been used to help a family of 4 through the AFC program and we were also able to buy gifts for several angel tree participant.
The Social Work Club holds the Annual Lilian Kennedy memorial Tournament featuring Golf at the Iron Masters Country Club in Roaring Springs, PA to benefit CURE SMA. The event featured a best ball tournament, a dinner, prizes for the golfers and other activities. The event raised over $10,500 for CURE SMA this year.
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