Holiday Shoppe Video
Social Work Club
The Social Work Club provides social work students an excellent opportunity to participate in service activities as well as to socialize. Each year, the Social Work Club participates in various activities including the Holiday Shoppe.
Holiday Shoppe is an activity that the Social Work Club has done annually about two decades. Every year the club raises funds for families on public assistance in Bremer County during Christmastime. From September to December, the Social Work Club is busy raising funds, collecting donations, recruiting volunteers, and generating publicity. During two days in December, families come to “shop” for presents for their kids and teenagers. Brand new toys, bicycles, clothing and toiletry items have all been bought with the money the club has raised. For most families, the gifts we give them are the only gifts they get. The club and the Holiday Shoppe committee enjoy putting smiles on over 300 kids’ faces every year.
National and International Partners
The Social Work Department has active partnerships with numerous organizations throughout the nation and around the world.
Phi Alpha Honor Society
The purposes of Phi Alpha Honor Society are to provide a closer bond among students of social work and promote humanitarian goals and ideals. Phi Alpha fosters high standards of education for social workers and invites into membership those who have attained excellence in scholarship and achievement in social work. A GPA of 3.25 or higher and successful completion of social work classes is required for membership.
May Term in Alaska
- GM 270 - Exploration and Service Learning in Alaska
Cultural immersion and service learning with native Alaskans and persons with disabilities. Participants are headquartered in Anchorage, Alaska, work with native Alaskans, explore the rich culture and natural environment of Alaska.
Social Justic Organizations
With so many activities including athletics, student government, musical groups, and campus ministry, students have the opportunity to develop leadership skills and to participate in service-learning activities. Click here for more information about all student organizations at Wartburg.