MSWSA 2013-14 Officers
President: Karla Kiehl, email@example.com
Vice President: Sandra Morales, firstname.lastname@example.org
Secretary: Patrice Wood, email@example.com
Treasurer: Sean Delmore, firstname.lastname@example.org
We Take Care of Our Own
S.W.A.P. Pantry (Social Workers Appreciating Peers) - students' vision, student run, and student driven pantry with free products to support social work students with the small stuff so they can focus on the big stuff. The S.W.A.P. pantry is open each month to serve students with many needed items including: personal hygiene items, household items, paper towels, toilet paper, shampoo/conditioner, soap, and much more.
WALK A MILE IN HER SHOES
When: Friday, April 25, 2014
Time: 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Where: Lock 3- behind the Polsky Building- walking distance
Why: Raise awareness about sexual assault and help raise funds for
The Rape Crisis Center of Medina and Summit Counties
Purpose: 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.
Interested: 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 contact electronically @ email@example.com
On April 26, 2013, a team of students representing the School of Social Work from the University of Akron participated in the 8th Annual “Walk a Mile in Her Shoes” event supporting the Rape Crisis Center of Summit and Medina Counties. The purpose of this fun yet serious walk is to raise awareness about sexual violence and to help put an end to sexual assault by encouraging men to walk a mile wearing women’s shoes.
Last year was the first time that students in the Joint MSW Program participated in this community event. This group of social work students known as “Heel Yeah” was publicly recognized for raising more money than any other new team. As a result, “Heel Yeah” was presented the “Rookie of the Year Award” by the Rape Crisis Center. In fact, out of 176 fundraiser teams, this small but determined group of social work students placed fifth overall by collecting over $2,630.
Advocacy is an essential element within the Code of Ethics for social workers. Thus, the “Heel Yeah” team’s mission is to advocate against sexual violence by inspiring and encouraging other students and the community to continue supporting the “Walk a Mile in Her Shoes” event, the Rape Crisis Center, and most importantly rape survivors.
This year we want to continue building our legacy of advocacy so please join our team and let’s make it happen!!! For more information send us an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Purchase a tee-shirt by Monday, March 31, 2014 http://teespring.com/walkamileinhershoes
NEW this year - Join the SSWL Relay for Life team!
This year the Student Social Work League is participating in Relay for Life! Please support the fight against cancer by joining our team at http://main.acsevents.org/goto/rachael. If every member of SSWL join by March 1st and raises $10, Katey, Stacey, Steve, and Rachael, the SSWL Officers will treat you all to a pizza party! Additional prizes will be given to those who get a 'friend' to join that is not a part of the SSWL. We look forward to working with you in the fight against cancer!!!
The concept of a national social work honor society came from a group of undergraduate social work students at Michigan State University in 1960. Investigation revealed that local chapters formed a National Honor society Committee in November 1960. For more than a year this committee worked on the constitution and other administrative matters. The name Phi Alpha and the key were adopted from the local chapter which existed at Florida State University. The Constitution and formal organization were completed in 1962, and six chapters quailed to become “charter chapters”. They were Florida State College, University of Dayton and the University of Tennessee. Over 110 Chapters are now in existence, and the addition of new chapters is continuing. The University of Akron Chapter was newly formed in 2008.