Social Work Student Activities

Legislative Education and Advocacy Day (LEAD)

Legislative Education and Advocacy Day (LEAD) is an annual event hosted by NASW-PA, at which nearly 1,000 social work students and professionals gather to advocate for legislation that is relevant to the social work profession. Attendees visit their legislators throughout the day and tell them why such legislation is important and how it will serve the Commonwealth. (https://www.nasw-pa.org/page/LEAD, 2020)

Social Workers and Advocates of Kutztown (SWAK)

The mission of the Social Workers and Advocates at Kutztown is to offer Kutztown University students interested in social work the opportunity to network and convene with students, professors, and community members to discuss issues, concerns, and events relative to the field and to participate in advocacy work.

Advisor: Dr. Stephen Stoeffler

Phi Alpha Honor Society

The purpose of Phi Alpha Honor Society is to provide a closer bond among students of social work and promote humanitarian goals and ideas. Phi Alpha fosters high standards of education for social workers and invites into membership those who have attained excellence in scholarship and achievement in social work. (https://phialpha.org/ , 2020)

Advisor: Dr. Edward Hanna

Quotation Mark

What really bolstered my experience here was feeling like I was an active member of the Kutztown community. It’s empowering, and it leads to success. Try to get involved any way you can.

Julia Laudadio, BSW Graduate, LAS Dean’s Scholar 2020

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