Graduate Student Association (GSA)
The Graduate Student Association (GSA) is an elected student organization that acts as a liaison between the students and the administration and faculty of the Silver School of Social Work. GSA invites graduate students to bring feedback about the program, suggest events and come to them for direction and assistance.
The GSA also plans several events for the student body throughout the academic year, such as student-to-student forums, student faculty meets, informal networking events for social work students, mentoring programs, coffee workshops, end-of-semester celebrations, career panels, and a graduation party.
To join the GSA's list serve, send a blank e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org . Listserv members receive email newsletters with information on events organized by the GSA and those taking place on or around campus.
- Phone: (212) 998-5888
- Email: email@example.com
- Office Location: One Washington Square North, Room G10
- Web site:http://www.nyu.edu/clubs/ssw.gsa
Undergraduate Student Government Association (USGA)
The USGA provides a forum for student participation in the educational program and offers a channel of communication between students, faculty, and administration. The USGA sponsors social activities, social work forums, and special events for undergraduates.
- Phone: (212) 998-9180
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Office Location: One Washington Square North, Room G12
Docotral Student Association (DSA)
The Doctoral Student Association is an advocacy group for PhD students at the Silver School of Social Work at New York University. We are concerned with the overall well-being of SSSW doctoral students and with their participation in the social, academic and professional life of the school. We function as a unifying body for all SSSW doctoral cohorts. We also collaborate with doctoral students from other academic departments, within and outside of NYU, especially with PhD students at other schools of social work in the region. Towards the accomplishment of these goals, the DSA serves as a liaison among SSSW faculty, university administrators and students.
- Email: email@example.com
NYU Silver Student Organizations
Asian American Students Association
The Asian Students Association is a student support group for International and American students of Asian decent. The group seeks to provide an opportunity for knowledge and information sharing for both Asian-international students and Asian-American students. Additionally, this group provides resources for non-Asian students who are interested in serving the Asian population in their social work practices and learning about Asian cultures through workshops or activities.
To contact this group, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Phi Alpha National Honor Society - Pi Pi Chapter
Phi Alpha National Honor Society est. 1964 recognizes students in social work for their achievements in academia. The Pi Pi chapter at NYU est. 2009 invites into membership those students who demonstrate academic excellence, as well as those who are committed to providing community service throughout the year. All applicants must complete 9 units in social work courses at the time of application. Graduate students are required to possess a 3.9 GPA, while undergraduate students must possess a 3.5 cumulative and a GPA of 3.75 in all social work courses.
To contact this group, please email email@example.com.
Pride and Practice
Pride and Practice is the student group for bisexual, gay, lesbian, and transgender students in the Silver School of Social Work at NYU. Pride and Practice works to provide emotional support in a safe environment for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender persons at the Silver School of Social Work regardless of race, ethnicity, or political viewpoint. Pride and Practice is also committed to educating both the Silver School of Social Work community and the community at large about the issues that are important to lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people.
To contact Pride in Practice or learn more about joining the club, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sustainable Silver is the School of Social Work's greening initiative. We work to increase the environmental efficiency of the School, promote sustainable living among our classmates, and raise awareness around issues of social and environmental justice. See our website for more information and our upcoming events.
Gerontology Student Collective (GSC)
The GSC is dedicated to promoting awareness of the increasing need for social workers in the field of gerontology and advocating for better preparation of students to meet the demographic realities of our aging society. The GSC seeks to accomplish this mission by: encouraging the infusion of aging content and social work competencies in aging in the core curriculum, advocating for opportunities to specialize in gerontology, supporting the recruitment and retention of faculty experts in aging, developing and maintaining geriatric field learning placements, and advocating for financial incentives and scholarships for students to concentrate in aging.
To contact this group, please email email@example.com.
Students of Color Collective (SOCC)
The Students of Color Collective (SOCC) works to provide a safe space for self-identified students of color at the Silver School to come together for peer support. SOCC also works with the larger School to create programming and educational opportunities related to racial diversity issues.
To contact this group, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Unity through Multicultural Education (U+ME) is a student group which seeks to educate, question, and challenge each other on topics surrounding diversity and social justice as they relate to the Silver School of Social Work and the social work field at large. U+ME offers critical discussions groups, workshops, movie nights, and other events at the Silver School of Social Work.
To contact this group, please email email@example.com.
Integrating Spirituality and Practice
A number of students in the MSW program at Silver are (long-term) practitioners of some form of spiritual discipline, such as Buddhist meditation, t.ai chi, or reiki. We have formed a group to explore the ways in which the knowledge and skills gained from these disciplines might be integrated into our development as social workers, clinicians, and therapists, and to address any issues and concerns that might arise in the process.
To contact this group, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.