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Department of Sociology, Anthropology and Social Work

Student Social Work Organization

2010-2011 Student Social Work Organization

Why Should I Join SSWO?
  • To network and meet other students with similar interests.
  • To have fun while engaging in diverse cultural experiences.
  • To help others to empower themselves.
  • To seek self-empowerment through leadership opportunities.
  • To reach out to the community from a social work perspective.

How do I get involved in SSWO?
  • Come to a meeting or activity.
  • Request to be added to the SSWO listserv (email renz@ksu.edu).
  • Contact the advisor, or any SSWO officer or member.

SSWO Activities:
  • Miscellaneous community volunteer projects
  • Support and fun activities with single moms at Flint Hills Job Corps
  • Annual Picnic
  • Bowling and recreational events
  • Recruiting new students into the program
  • Networking and providing internal support with other SSWO members
  • Experiencing group development and dynamics
  • Leadership opportunities
What is SSWO?
     The KSU Student Social Work Organization (SSWO) is a registered student organization with the Office of Student Activities and Services at K-State. SSWO meets bi-weekly, and is student-led--the activities and leaders are decided by the students. SSWO members are encouraged to participate according to individual needs and circumstances. Members are encouraged to pay $10 per semester for participation, but no one will be denied membership if they cannot afford the dues.
     Members must be full-time students in good academic standing with the university. Membership is NOT limited to social work majors. All registered K-State students are welcome.

When does SSWO Meet?
     Meetings are every other Thursday at 4 pm.

Student Social Work Organization Officers:
Lorenza Lockett- Advisor
Karen Cypressi- President
Jenny Haas-Vice President
Tanya Baruth- Technology Coordinator
Claire Nderagakura-Treasurer
Gretchen Gosch-Secretary