Iota Beta

About Iota Beta

The EWU School of Social Work (SSW) established the Iota Beta Chapter of the Phi Alpha Honor Society for Social Work in 1999. The Chapter was revived by faculty, staff, and students in the spring of 2014. Iota Beta is the EWU chapter of Phi Alpha, a national non-profit organization that is a member of the Association of College Honor Societies. For more information on the national organization visit phialpha.org.

Our purpose is to recognize the academic achievement of undergraduate and graduate social work students. We also honor local practitioners and faculty who have made significant contributions to the field of social work. For a full description of our chapter’s purpose, see the Iota Beta Constitution (April 2019).

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Our Goals

We accomplish our goals by sponsoring local events and activities to further social work values, contribute to the surrounding community, and further the profession.

Our Constitution

Our Officers

Our chapter officers are current
students and include president, vice president, secretary/treasurer, and cohort representatives from the part-time MSW programs.

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Our Members

Our chapter is open to BASW and MSW students who meet the eligibility requirements and apply from any of the part-time or full-time programs.

Eligibility Requirements

Eligibility Requirements

  1. Current student in good standing with the EWU BASW Program and the university;
  2. Declared social work as a major;
  3. Completed 25 credits or 29% of required credits, which may include approved social work certificate programs; and,
  4. Has earned an overall grade point average of 3.7.
  1. Current student in good standing with the EWU MSW Program and the university;
  2. A minimum of 31 credits or 34% of required credits, which may include approved social work certificate programs; and,
  3. Has a grade point average of 3.7 at the time of application
  1. A minimum of 17 credits in the program, which may include approved social work certificate programs;
  2. Has a grade point average of 3.7 at the time of application; and,
  3. Current student in good standing with the EWU MSW Program and the university.
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To learn more about the Iota Beta Chapter of the Phi Alpha Honor Society for Social Work
and the application process, contact the Iota Beta Faculty Advisor.