Phi Alpha National Honor Society

Phi Alpha Honor Society was created to provide a closer bond between social work students and the profession in order to promote humanitarian goals and ideals. With the motto “Through knowledge—the challenge to serve,” 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. Founded in 1962, Phi Alpha Honor Society currently has more than 380 chapters nationwide.

The membership requirements for the University of Pittsburgh Phi Alpha Chapter are that a student must be admitted to the BASW Program as a major and have completed 24 semester hours (2 full-time terms) with a GPA of 3.50 or above on a 4.00 scale in required social work courses. The student must also have a 3.0 overall GPA. This membership is contingent upon graduation from the major with a GPA of 3.50 or above on a 4.00 scale in the required social work courses.

To learn more, read the Phi Alpha Mu Omicron Constitution and By-laws.