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Phi Alpha

The purpose of Phi Alpha Honor Society is to provide a closer bond among students of social work and promote humanitarian goals and ideals. 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.


Meetings will be held on the 2nd Tuesday of each month, at 4:30 pm, in Education Building, Room 717 (School of Social Work Student Learning Lab).

Membership Benefits

  • Certificate of lifetime membership with prestigious national organization
  • Gold Phi Alpha lapel pin
  • Group affiliation
  • Stands out on a resume
  • Graduation regalia awarded
  • Great opportunity to network with fellow social work students and community agencies
  • Provides opportunities for leadership and committee involvement
  • Opportunity to earn a medallion for your service

Qualification Criteria

An undergraduate student is eligible for membership after achieving the following national requirements and meeting local chapter requirements:

  • Acceptance into the BSW program
  • Completed 6 semester hours or 12 quarter hours of required social work 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

A graduate student is eligible for membership after the following national requirements and meeting local chapter requirements:

  • Acceptance into the MSW Program
  • Completed one term of course work
  • Achieved a minimum grade point average of 3.5 based on a 4.0 scale

How to apply

Complete the Phi Alpha Application and send in:

  • Copy of Unofficial Transcripts
  • Printed Confirmation
  • Check for $60.00 Membership Fee


2018 – 2019 Academic Year

President – Kayla Brisby
Vice President – Destiny Long
Secretary – Jeremy Osborn
Treasurer – Amelia Heckert
Communications – Dehra McFaddan

Faculty Advisor Heather Witt

Other Links

Facebook: Boise State Phi Alpha: Theta Psi Chapter
National Phi Alpha Honor Society
Purchasing Phi Alpha Swag