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Social Work Student Opportunities

  • Explore the Possibilities

    Below are just a few of the opportunities waiting for you as a future social work student.

  • Take Back the Night

    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!

    Clubs & Honor Societies

    Social Work Club

    For the 3rd time in eight years, the Social Work Club was awarded the prestigious Organization of the Year award at the President’s Award Night at Saint Francis University. The club did a number of activities this year and was well deserving of the award. We are pleased that the Student Government Association considered us worthy of this award and thank them.

    Phi Alpha

    Phi Alpha is the honorary social work society at SFU.   New members are inducted at the annual banquet.

    Charity Fundraising

    Christmas Wrapping 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. 

    FSMA Golf Outing

    The Social Work Club and Families of Spinal Muscular Atrophy hold the Annual Lilian Kennedy memorial Tournament featuring Golf at the Iron Masters Country Club in Roaring Springs, PA. The event featured a best ball tournament, a dinner, prizes for the golfers and other activities. The event can raise over $6,500 for the FSMA.