IU School of Social Work is headquartered on the IUPUI campus with locations on 8 IU Campuses. The school also has the Department of Labor Studies
SSWA has a long history of helping local organizations such as: Aids Task Force, Genesis, Birthright, Richmond Neighborhood Association, Wernle Childrens Home, Winter Coat Drive, Hat & Gloves Drive, homeless shelters, food banks and kitchens.
"The Human Services Organization voted upon and unanimously agreed to " several amendments to its constitution there by changing the organizations name to the Student Social Work Association (SSWA).
Volume 9, Number 8 of the Pioneer Press (aka The Howler) reported that the "Human Services Organization (HSO) has adopted a constitution and elected officers." The advisor was Dr. Valerie Chang, former Director of the IU East Human Services program, professor and noted author.
Some of the early activities included a can goods drive competition between IU East, Earlham College, Ivy Tech and Richmond High School. A yearly art auction was also held. HSO supported Wernle Children's Home activities sponsored by bake sales and car washes. One of the earliest projects was to send a magician and Halloween candy to Wernle Children's Home. Other fund raising events: game booths, and a salad bar helped to raise funds for organization events and area needs.
Any IU East student wishing to join SSWA will be given admittance to the SSWA OnCourse site. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to join today!