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Student Opportunities


Student Organizations

Federation of Student Social Workers

The Federation of Student Social Workers is an organization comprised of students, primarily social work majors, that combines social justice and awareness with social activities. The purpose of the Federation of Student Social Workers is to provide a professional organization through which students can coordinate their interest and act cooperatively and effectively on behalf of all social work students, those they serve, and the community at large, in an attempt to gain a total life experience.

Phi Alpha - National Social Work Honor Society

Phi Alpha is a national Social Work Honor Society. The purpose is to advance excellence in social work practice and to encourage, stimulate and maintain scholarship of the individual member in all fields, particularly in social work.


Field Experience

Field education in social work is a critical component in the completion of student training. The purpose of field education at Longwood is to assist students in integrating social work program goals and objectives through applied field education training and experiences. Upon completion of course work and field education, students should meet expectations as entry level generalist social work practitioners.

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Student Activities

The students in the Social Work program enjoy diverse field trips to enhance their learning experience. Some of these are programmatic and some are through direct classroom experiential learning.

Annually, in the fall, students travel to Massanutten to participate in Rally in the Valley, where students from other Social Work programs join them.

Social Work faculty have extensive experience in the major practice area of research. Longwood's social work majors will have access to research endeavors related to social work. Students can participate in an active role with faculty on various research projects. Social work majors have opportunities in numerous areas, some of which include:

  • Grant Writing
  • Research Assistantships
  • Qualitative and Quantitative Research
  • Program Evaluation
  • Field Research Projects
  • Book Reviews
  • Data Collection
  • Research Trips