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Breaking News!
Congratulations to the  Fall 2014  Scholarship Recipients:
Maria Dixon, Marion Foster, Lynn Layfield, Michelle Levy, Cheryl Mullet, Nicole Vincenzo, and Keith Waggoner

Welcome to the School of Social Work's website. Whether you are considering an undergraduate or graduate degree in social work or are simply interested in taking one of our electives, we hope you will spend some time exploring the programs we offer and becoming acquainted with the opportunities available. If you have questions, please contact us by e-mail or phone.  Our motto is: Courage. Compassion. Competence.

The School of Social Work is an accredited program through the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE).   We are committed to sharing with you our most recent program evaluation. Upon review of this document, it is our pleasure to answer your questions or discuss the implications for social work students.

  • Fourth Annual School of Social Work Awards Dinner 
    Friday, April 4, 2014
    5:00 p.m. -7:00 p.m.
    InfoCision Stadium-Summa Field Club Level
    Phi Alpha Honorary Inductee - 
    Jim Tressel, UA Vice President for Student Success

    Student Social Supports
  • MSWSA sponsored S.W.A.P. Pantry - Social Workers Appreciating Peers - Personal Hygiene, Household items, Toilet Paper, Paper Towels, Shampoo, Soap, Dish Detergent and more -Free for all social work students!  
    Open to Serve:   February 24, March 31, & April 28, 2014    
    8 a.m. - 9.am. & 12-1 p.m. & 4-5 p.m.
    Social Work Pantry located in Social Work Suite 415, 4th Floor, The Polsky Building.

    See Social Work Student Organizations
  • WALK A MILE IN HER SHOES - Team "Heel Yeah" a joint effort of both undergraduate & graduate social work student organizations
    Friday, April 25, 2014
    5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
    Lock 3- behind the Polsky Building- walking distance
    Raise awareness about sexual assault and help raise funds for The Rape Crisis Center of Medina and Summit Counties
    Sexual Assault is a human assault!  Social Workers are committed to alleviating  human assaults and advocating on behalf of the hurt.  We need all men, women, and children to walk on behalf of those who are not yet able or willing to publicly walk.  Faculty & Staff are encouraged to walk with us!
    Sign up for this event, with or without a donation in the Social Work Office (411), or on the MSWSA Board (outside of 411) or electronically contact MSWSA @ uamswsa@gmail.com
    Purchase a tee-shirt by Monday, March 31, 2014  http://teespring.com/walkamileinhershoes

    See Social Work Student Organizations for additional details

  • The ZIPS Assistance Pantry - University-wide Student Outreach program open to current UA students in need of assistance- basic hygiene products & household cleaning items.  
    Open to serve:  Wednesday, April 9, 2014, 9 a.m. -12:30 p.m. & 3 p.m. -5 p.m. Simmons Hall Room 101
    See Pantry Website http://www.uakron.edu/pantry  


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School of Social Work 
College of Health Professions 
The University of Akron 
Polsky 411 
Akron, OH 44325-8001 
Phone: 330-972-5974 
Fax: 330-972-5739 
Email: socialwork@uakron.edu

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