The Student Social Work Organization (SSWO) provides students with opportunities to get involved with important social issues,
and to foster communication and interaction between students, faculty, and administrators in the Division of Social Work. The SSWO
coordinates fund raising events, organizes volunteer activities, hosts special events with guest speakers,
and sponsors social activities of interest to students.
Why should you join?
SSWO provides opportunities for:
Networking increase the exchange of information among students, faculty, administrators and community service providers
Development provide a number of opportunities to engage in professional development activities (service to community,
fundraising events, etc), leadership development (opportunities to be involved in the planning,
coordination and implementation of various projects), exposure to individuals in the field (guest
speakers, site visits)
Fun activities will be planned to celebrate our successes as an organization as well as to form
relationships among new students who are interested in learning more about social work
Some potential activities for the school year include:
A fundraising activity – Bake Sale for toy drive
A faculty / student meet and greet (open house)
Guest lecturers & site visits
Identification of an on-going community service project
Acknowledgement of Social Work graduates (party, dinner, breakfast)
Remember, this is your organization, so the greater the involvement and effort, the more
successful your outcomes will be.
The U of M Student Social Work Organization (SSWO) is a registered student organization with the Office of Student Activities and Services at University of Memphis. SSWO meets monthly, and is student-led -- the activities and leaders are decided by the students. SSWO members are encouraged to participate according to individual needs and circumstances. Members are encouraged to pay a one time fee of $20 for a lifetime membership. Membership is NOT limited to social work majors. All registered U of M students are welcome.