SOCW Student Experience

Social Work - Student Experience


Student Organizations

There are numerous student organizations found within the School of Social Work as well as at ECU. These student organizations are involved in many different aspects of campus and community activities. Such activities involve service projects within the community, social activities, attending program based conferences and participating in research based projects. Social Work Student Organizations at ECU include National Association of Black Social Workers (NABSW), Bachelor of Social Work Student Association (BSWSA), Graduate Association of Social Workers (GASW) and PHI ALPHA HONOR SOCIETY – (CHI ZETA CHAPTER). For more information about these and other student Organizations within the College of Health and Human Performance and at ECU please visit the ECU OrgSync site.


Internships are an integral part of the curriculum in many of the programs offered in Social Work.  Internship requirements vary from each academic program, so when reviewing the requirements of your intended program of study pay close attention to the internship requirements. While most of these internships are required as part of the degree completion process they can provide a positive and enjoyable experience for our students.

Community Service

The School of Social Work prides itself in community engagement through service. Our faculty, staff and students participate in a number of community service projects and activities throughout the year. In the past faculty, staff and students have worked with the Lucille Gorham Intergenerational Community Center in West Greenville, Greenville Homeless Shelter (Community Crossroads),  nursing homes, after school programs and a variety of non-profit Human Service Organizations.

Research Opportunities

Students in all of our Academic Programs have numerous research opportunities. These opportunities include but are not limited to working with faculty and/or individually on research topics related to aging populations, substance use disorders, dyslexia, bullying, health disparities  and other dimensions of difference. Many of our students participate in presenting their research at local, regional, national and international conferences