Student Involvement - Student Organizations and School Committees

School of Social Work students are invited to join social work or UW-Madison student organizations, organize their own student organizations (visit the Center for Leadership and Involvement for more information), and to join standing committees of the School of Social Work.


Social Work Student Organizations

Below is a list of current Social Work student organizations. We list the Social Work Student Union first because this registered student organization has a vote at All School Meetings where policies are voted upon. It is an important first step to students’ involvement in academic and student affairs.


Students who are interested in joining a School Committee (Curriculum Committee, Field Education Committee, Professional Consultative Committee, Diversity Committee) should attend the Social Work Student Union meetings. The SW Student Union is tasked with presenting to the Director of the School nominations for student representatives to the committees. Students have full voting rights on standing committees. Committees are often charged with making policy recommendations for faculty and student representatives to vote on at All School Meetings.


A graduate-undergraduate student group for students to join together around issues of common concern, to be represented in the governance of the School, to organize lectures and colloquia, and to socialize and share experiences in the program.

Faculty Advisor(s):

Kristen Shook Slack, A.M., Ph.D.


An organization whose goal is to make the UW-Madison School of Social Work a national leader in training social workers who are prepared and qualified to work with the LGBTQ community.

A group of students interested in exploring how Christian faith and Social Work connect.

Faculty Advisor(s):

Daniel R. Meyer, MSW, Ph.D.


An organization of students working to create community and address issues of interest to student social workers of color. We meet regularly to provide peer-support and consultation and deepen our understanding of issues relevant to communities and social workers of color. Meetings times and frequency varies from semester to semester and will be determined by group members. Please contact Amanda Ngola for more information! Welcome!

Faculty Advisor(s):

Amanda Ngola, MSW, LCSW


An undergraduate student service learning organization open to all majors whose goal is to spread social awareness on campus through guest lecturers and volunteer opportunities unified by a common focus.

Faculty Advisor(s):

Tracy Schroepfer, MSW, Ph.D.



Campus Student Organizations and Services

Multicultural Student Center

The primary mission of the Multicultural Student Center is to collaboratively strengthen and sustain an inclusive campus where all students, particularly students of color and other historically underserved students, are engaged and can realize an authentic Wisconsin Experience.


International Student Services

International Student Services (ISS) offers a wide variety of services and programs to international students at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. The ISS staff provides information and programs to international students about the campus and community and provide support and assistance concerning visas and related immigration issues.


LGBT Campus Center

The LGBT Campus Center provides education, outreach, advocacy, and resources for UW-Madison student communities and their allies to improve campus climate and their daily intersectional experiences. The LGBT Campus Center envisions a University of Wisconsin-Madison that actively addresses oppression in all its forms and affirms, includes, and celebrates people across the spectrum of gender identity, gender expression, and sexual orientation, including their intersectional experiences and perspectives.


McBurney Disability Resource Center

The McBurney Center mission is to utilize our expertise in disability and higher education, and work in partnership with the University of Wisconsin community to deliver innovative and high quality services and classroom accommodations to UW students with disabilities, facilitate and advocate for reasonable accommodations so that students have equal access to the programs, activities and services of the institution, cultivate opportunities for students to articulate their strengths and advocate for necessary accommodations, and identify and respond to the dynamic nature of student needs and learning environments.

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