Benefits of Membership



Recognition of academic excellence

Social Work’s internationally recognized honor society

Social Work’s largest honor society

Students have met high standards



Respected by employers, social workers, and college admissions

National presentation opportunities 

Lifetime membership

Membership certificate and lapel pin




Upcoming Dates



Phi Alpha hosts an exhibit booth at the conferences below. Please stop by and we will gladly answer questions and share upcoming Phi Alpha opportunities. Pick up free Phi Alpha merchandise and meet the Phi Alpha Executive Board.

Council in Social Work Education – APM

Denver, Colorado

November 12-15, 2020

Association of College Honor Societies Annual Council Meeting

Little Rock, Arkansas

Spring 2021, Date TBD

Association of Baccalaureate Program Directors Annual Conference

Columbus, Ohio

Spring 2021, Date TBD

Joint World Social Work Education and Social Development Conference

Rimini, Italy

November 8-11, 2020

Social Work Distance Education Conference

San Antonio, Texas

April 14-16, 2021




Promotes bonds among students



Induction ceremony

Local chapter meetings

Leadership opportunities 




Promotes humanitarian goals and ideas



Community service projects

Volunteer opportunities 

Alumni participation 

Mentoring




Provides grants, awards, and scholarships



MSW scholarships

Patty Gibbs-Wahlberg scholarships

Chapter service awards

Student travel grants

Advisor of the year award



Chapter grants

Student leadership award

Poster presentation competition 

Student membership support




LEAD Training





The Phi Alpha Executive Board and Steering Committee completed Leadership Excellence and Advisor Development Program (LEAD). Phi Alpha will implement the LEAD training program in the near future to help better serve our Chapter Advisors. Pictured above are 
Dr. Paul Baggett, Dr. Jay Gabbard, Kimberly Denton, Michael Berghoef, Tammy Hamilton, Susan Bowden, Dr. Donna Cherry, Marian Mahaffey, Dr. Robin Walters- Powell