Social Work Forum

The Social Work Forum is a student organization for the following groups:

  • Social Work Students
  • Sociology Students
  • Anthropology Students

It was re-established in September 1993 at MTSU under the initiation of Flip Leonard, a social work student, who served as president until 1994. Professor Angela Pharris and Professor Beverly English serve as the forum's advisors.


Students reaching out to make a difference


Blue and Yellow


The mission of the Social Work Forum is to advance excellence in social work practice, to encourage members, to provide an opportunity for members to socialize with peers and colleagues, and to provide opportunities for students to participate in various learning experiences. Former projects have included hosting parties for children, providing meals for the homeless, food drives, voter registration drives, donating money to the Honduras Project, book drives, hosting distinguished lectures events and making bows for Child Abuse Awareness month. Additionally, the Forum sponsors various events for members. These events include guest speakers, seminars, picnics, social gatherings, and fund raisers. A newsletter is produced by the Forum each semester.

The Social Work Forum consists of social work students, who would like an opportunity to meet other students, keep current on issues related to the social work profession, attend conferences, and become involved with social service activities in the community-a great way to reach out and make a difference!


The Social Work Forum is a diverse, informal organization that meets twice monthly during each semester. Members include students of varying ages, backgrounds, and ethnicity. Applications for membership can be obtained in the Social Work Office, Peck Hall 134. Dues are $10.00 per semester and may be submitted to the Social Work Office along with a completed application. Checks are accepted and should be made out to the Social Work Forum.