Phi Alpha Honor Society

Phi Alpha Honor Society is welcoming new students to join the honor society.  Our mission as stated in the National Honor Society website is to “provide a closer bond among students of social work and promote humanitarian goals and ideals.”  We hope that you will get involved with the chapter and take advantage of the opportunities your membership affords you to learn, grow, and make a difference.

Students are eligible to join if they meet the following membership criteria:

  • have declared social work as a major
  • have achieved sophomore status
  • have completed nine semester hours of required social work courses
  • have achieved an overall grade point average of 3.0 out of possible 4.0; and
  • have achieved a 3.50 grade point average in required or elective social work courses.

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History of Phi Alpha                    

Phi Alpha, the National Social Work Honor Society,  was established in 1962. The purpose of the Honor Society is to “provide a closer bond among students of social work and promote humanitarian goals and ideals.” Furthermore, Phi Alpha “fosters high standards of education for social workers and invites into membership those who have attained excellence in scholarship and achievement in social work.” At present, there are 62 chapters of the Honor Society in schools around the country, including the established chapter here at UMBC.

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Please contact the UMBC Phi Alpha officers for more information about UMBC’s Chapter.


2024-2025 Executive Board

Co-Presidents: Sam Kennedy (Main Campus) & Rocelyn Alvarado (USG Campus)

Co-Vice Presidents: Crista Mayo (Main Campus) & Paige Weidemeyer (USG Campus)

Secretary: Emma Blackburn (Main Campus) & Jonathan Delcid (USG Campus)

Treasurer: Nyasia Shrader