Doctoral Student Organization

The Doctoral Student Organization (DSO) is the student leadership entity for all students in the School of Social Work doctoral program. Its purpose is to support and enhance the academic and personal achievement of social work doctoral students throughout their tenure at the University of Pittsburgh by providing a forum for scholarly presentations, collegial support, free exchange of ideas, discussion of critical issues, and acculturation into the world of academia.


Students in the School of Social Work doctoral program serve DSO directly through membership in the DSO leadership team and through membership as doctoral student representatives on various School of Social Work committees.

2017-2018 Executive Board

President - Daniel Jacobson

Vice President  - Thomas Ylioja

Business Manager (Treasurer) - Christina Huerta

Doctoral Committee  Representative  - Allison Little

Doctoral Student Organization Constitution

Doctoral Student Survival Guide