Student associations

Outside of the classroom, students can expand their learning experience by taking part in student-run organizations.

To get involved in one of the student associations, email sswinfo@vcu.edu.

B.S.W. Student Association

The B.S.W. Student Association brings undergraduate social work students together to discuss interests and concerns, as well as elect students to serve on committees within the school. The association sponsors a variety of activities throughout the academic year, including workshops on professional writing, resume writing and social justice, as well as social events and volunteer opportunities.

Check out the BSWSA Facebook page to learn more about this student-led organization.

M.S.W. Student Association

The M.S.W. Student Association provides an opportunity for master’s-level social work students to address interests and concerns, and also elect students to serve on committees within the school. The association organizes a variety of activities throughout the academic year including workshops, community outreach and service projects, and social events.

Check out the MSWSA Facebook page to learn more about this student-led organization.

Doctoral Student Association

The Doctoral Student Association provides information, resources, activities and support to Ph.D. students throughout their doctoral program experience. It also serves as a forum for students to promote their shared academic, personal and professional growth.

Check out the DSA Facebook page to learn more about this student-led organization.

Association of Black Social Workers

The Association of Black Social Workers works to empower people of African ancestry through advocacy, human services and research. ABSW sponsors a variety of educational forums and activities that address social issues and concerns of the black community and works to develop an in-depth understanding of areas of interest, enhance leadership skills and establish a networking support system.

Check out the ABSW Facebook page to learn more about this student-led organization.

Queer & Trans Social Workers at VCU

The Queer & Trans Social Workers group provides a safe space for LGBTQIA+ and allied social workers to collaborate and engage in advocacy efforts. The organization also promotes awareness of LGBTQIA+ topics within the VCU social work community through curricula building, education and social events and open to anyone who identifies with the queer community in any way and their allies.

Check out the QTSW Facebook page to learn more about this student-led organization.