Phi Alpha Honor Society
Purpose of SBU’s Tau Upsilon chapter of Phi Alpha Honor Society
The purpose of SBU’s Tau Upsilon chapter of the Phi Alpha Honor society is to recognize students who have demonstrated a commitment to the standards, ethics, and goals of the social work profession through their attainment of academic excellence, not only in social work education, but also in all other academic areas, as well as their dedication to the idea of service to humanity.
Objectives of SBU’s Tau Upsilon chapter of Phi Alpha Honor Society
- To recognize and promote scholastic achievement among students and faculty involved in the undergraduate social work program at SBU.
- To recognize, improve and further the goals of social work in the community, state, nation and world.
- To stimulate interest in preparation for a career in social work.
- To encourage continued study and research at the undergraduate level and in professional practice.
- To recognize those professional social workers and others whose service, contributions, and leadership are held in esteem.
In order for a student to be eligible they must meet the following criteria:
- Accepted into the social work program and have declared a social work major.
- Completed 8 semester hours of required social work (SWK) courses.
- Achieved an overall grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.
- Achieved a 3.25 grade point average in required social work courses.