Phi Alpha Honor Society

Phi Alpha Inductees 2019

Delta Gamma Chapter

"Through knowledge - the challenge is to serve"

Phi Alpha is a national social work honor society for undergraduate social work majors, faculty and local practitioners. The purposes of Phi Alpha are to provide a closer bond among students of social work and promote humanitarian goals and ideals. Phi Alpha fosters high standards of academic excellence and training for social workers.

A student is eligible for active membership when he or she has:

  • Been admitted to social work as a major;
  • Achieved sophomore status;
  • Completed 9 credit hours in required social work courses at NU;
  • Achieved an overall grade point average of 3.0;
  • Achieved a 3.25 grade point average in major (core) courses.

Benefits of Membership                                                                                   phi alpha logo in Navy and Gold

  • Recognition or academic excellence
  • Social Work's internationally recognized honor society
  • Social Work's largest honor society
  • Students have met high standards
  • Respected by employers, social workers and college admissions
  • National presentation opportunities
  • Lifetime membership
  • Membership certificate & lapel pin