​​Phi Alpha Honor Society​​

​The national social work honor society, Phi Alpha, recently recognized Robin Walters-Powell, assistant professor and chair of the social work program, with the Phi Alpha Outstanding Adviser of the Year Award for her dedication and service as adviser. Members of UF’s Eta Theta Chapter of Phi Alpha submitted an application for this award.​​​

Eta Theta chapter of Phi Alpha, a national honor society in social work, was chartered on The University of Findlay campus in April 1998. Membership is offered to social work majors who demonstrate both outstanding scholarship and a dedication to the promotion of the humanitarian goals and ideals of the social work profession.

The chapter of Phi Alpha meets the first Thursday of each month. Phi Alpha Honor ​Society has many activities and fundraisers planned for this school year and all proceeds will benefit the non-profit charity Michigan and Northwest Ohio Lupis of America​

As a member, activities you will participate in include:

  • a Coffee Bar in conjunction with the Social Work Club's Bake Sale, 
  • Skip-A-Meal for those less fortunate, 
  • a toiletry drive during Box City for students to donate towards, 
  • recognition of social workers in March, and 
  • welcoming new social work students with gift baskets.

Initiations for Phi Alpha Honor Society occur in December and April with a pinning and rose ceremony for new inductees.


As an undergraduate student, you are eligible for active membership after achieving the following national requirements and meeting local chapter requirements:

  • Declared social work as a major
  • Achieved junior status
  • Completed nine semester hours of required social work courses
  • Achieved an overall grade point average of 3.0
  • Achieved a 3.25 grade point average in required social work courses
  • Received formal acceptance into the social work program

Initiations occur in December and April and new inductees will participate in a pinning and rose ceremony.​