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Delta Sigma Chapter of Phi Alpha

Welcome to Delta Sigma Chapter of Phi Alpha a National Honor Society for Social Work Students

About our Chapter

Phi Alpha honors social work students who have attained excellence of scholarship and distinction of achievement as students of social work. The mission of Phi Alpha is to recognize and promote scholastic achievement among social work students and faculty at USF, to promote fellowship among students of social work, and to further the goals and values of the social work profession in our community and nationally.

The USF Delta Sigma Chapter of Phi Alpha was founded in the Fall of 1994. Eligible students receive a letter of invitation to join the chapter. Letters of invitation are placed in student mailboxes each November and March. Any students who believe they meet eligibility requirements, but do not receive an invitation to join the chapter should check with the School of Social Work's Academic Program Specialist. Induction ceremonies are held twice a year, once in the fall semester and again in the spring semester.

Eligibility Requirements

Undergraduate Student Membership

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

  • Achieved an overall grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale. This includes USF courses and all transfer courses from other colleges and universities.
  • Achieved a 3.25 GPA in required social work core courses.

Graduate Student Membership

Graduate students are eligible for active membership after achieving the following:

  • A grade point average of 3.5 on a 4.0 scale

Membership Dues

A one-time life membership fee of $25 ($20 to the national office and $5 to the local chapter) includes a certificate of membership from the national office.