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Student Organizations


SOCIAL WORK CLUB

Advisor: Dr. Mary Daly (204 Pinecrest Manor, 570.662.4763)

The Social Work Club has been an integral part of the Social Work program for approximately thirty years. It is open to all Mansfield University students. The Club meets frequently during each semester and plans activities that enhance Social Work education and promote positive relationships among students, faculty and the community. It also provides opportunities for speakers, films, conferences and trips. One organization that the Club is currently involved with is the Seeds of Hope Program, a community-based organization serving residents of Tioga County. The Fruit Basket sale at the end of the fall semester is the largest fund-raiser. It allows the club to finance other activities such as donating to families around holidays, visiting senior centers and providing gifts, the Senior Celebration, and the senior yearbook. The organization's President, Vice-President, Secretary and Treasurer are elected by Social Work Club membership. The President is responsible for bringing students' concerns to the Program Director, Department Chair and/or meetings of the Program's Professional Advisory Committee. Each Social Work major is encouraged to be active in the Club. Notices of meetings are electronically posted.

PHI ALPHA HONOR SOCIETY

Advisor: Dr. Mary Daly (204 Pinecrest Manor, 570.662.4763)

A chapter of the Phi Alpha Honor Society is active at the university. The organization, established at Mansfield University in 1998, seeks to foster higher standards of academic excellence for Social Work and is to honor those who have attained excellence in the major. To be eligible, the Social Work major must have achieved at least sophomore status (31 s.h.), completed eight semester hours of required Social Work courses, achieved an overall QPA (Quality Point Average) of 3.0, and attained a QPA of 3.25 in required Social Work courses.

PI GAMMA MU

Advisor: Dr. Janice Purk (203 Pinecrest Manor, 570.662.4486)

A chapter of the Pi Gamma Mu international honor society was reestablished at Mansfield University in 2005 after an absence of more than twenty years. Its purpose is to honor those who have attained excellence in a social science major. The Kappa chapter is very active and has received the highest honors for service from the international offices for the last four years. Pi Gamma Mu seeks to foster higher standards of academic excellence and high levels of service to the campus and the community. Students have raised money for a homeless shelter, the battered women's shelter, the Mansfield Senior Center as well as been involved in the cancer society's Relay for Life. To be eligible, students with majors in Social Work, Sociology/Anthropology, Political Science and Psychology must have completed at least 60 semester hours, 30 of which must be for social science courses, and achieved an overall QPA (Quality Point Average) of 3.0.