Within the major, students develop a closely-knit community through share experiences and taking many of the same classes. Students can also get involved in groups like Messiah's Social Work Club and Phi Alpha Honor Society. However, as the Social Work community, we strive to reach out to the Messiah community, the Grantham community, the national community, and even international community.
Cookies and Questions
Once a month, Phi Alpha Social Work Honors Society invites all Social Work majors to get together, eat cookies, and discuss their journeys through the Social Work major at Messiah College. Cookies and Questions is great opportunity for underclassmen to ask upperclassmen about placements, assignments, and classes. Cookies and questions also counts towards professional development hours for students. Come ready to meet other Social Work majors and bring any questions you may have about the major.
“I think the relationship that is formed between students and faculty and the fellowship between students due to a smaller class size couldn’t be any better.” - Jess, '12
Club and Organizations
Social Work Club
Phi Alpha National Honor Society
I first joined Phi Alpha my junior year at Messiah, and I was pleasantly surprised at how at home I felt in this group. As a group, we meet biweekly and conduct business affairs, such as coordinating future service projects, planning how to reach out to underclassmen social work majors, etc. One of the best things about being in Phi Alpha, though, is the sense of belonging I feel in it. We are able to talk to and relate to one another in our experiences, and we become very close. This year, I am privileged to be the President of Phi Alpha, and I thank God for the opportunity. We will be going on a retreat that will help us to discover our strengths and help each other recognize their own strengths. I am excited to see where this year will lead! -Kelsie
Phi Alpha for me has been an opportunity to better connect with other social work students in a more intimate setting. As a Junior, I remember loving being able to get to know and spend time with the senior social work majors. Phi Alpha truly creates a comforting sense of unity and belonging amongst the upper-class social work students. - Sarah