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Coppin State University Social Work Association

Coppin State University Social Work Association was founded by the Social Work Department’s former Chairperson, Dr. Eloise Bridges approximately 20 years ago. This student organization was established to provide students with information about the field of Social Work. Additionally, the Association was created to assist students in planning social work career goals as well as to provide a mutual support system for students that would meet their educational plus their personal needs. Moreover, the Association was developed to provide services which would support the well-being of the campus, the neighborhood, and the community as well as to increase awareness on the Coppin campus of the Social Work program.

Phi Alpha, Theta Rho Chapter (Social Work 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.

The Coppin Chapter, Theta Rho was chartered in 1999 and each year inducts new members. Two meetings are held each year; one with a speaker and the second, a business meeting. It is entirely run by students under faculty advisement.

Requirements for admission are:

  • Declared social work as a major
  • Achieved sophomore status
  • Completed 9 semester hours of required social work courses
  • Achieved top 35% of the social work major

Any student who meets the criteria will receive a letter of invitation to join, at which time they may submit an application.

Download Membership Application

Alumni Association

The purpose of the Coppin State University Social Work Alumni Association is twofold:

  1. To maintain a close relationship within the Association and with the University.
  2. To keep members apprised of existing conditions at the University. To offer support to Coppin's Social Work Program and to aid the University’s growth and development.


The Coppin State University Social Work Alumni Association is committed to supporting, mentoring and advocating the needs of the University, social work faculty and students.


Membership is open to all persons who have graduated from the Coppin State University Social Work Program.


$40.00 per year.

Maxie Collier Scholars Program

The goal of the Maxie Collier Scholars Program is to educate and recruit more African-American professionals into public mental health and to address the shortage of trained clinicians available to serve seriously emotionally disturbed children, adolescents, and their families. Visit the Maxie Collier Scholars Program website.

Influencing State Policy

Influencing State Policy (ISP) assists social work faculty and students in learning to effectively influence the formation, implementation, and evaluation of state - level policy and legislation. Visit the ISP website.

Department of Social Work Student Handbook

The Department of Social Work Student Handbook is the catalog for the social work degree program at Coppin State University. In this brochure students will find a description of the social work profession, and course requirements in the social work major at Coppin. The brochure also includes faculty profiles, course descriptions, and admissions policies and procedures. Several appendices include important documents for social work majors, including a degree check sheet that enables each student to track her/his progress through the social work curriculum.

The Dorothy I. Height Center for the Advancement of Social Justice

The Dorothy I. Height Center for the Advancement of Social Justice is a community-based resource that focuses on community engagement through social justice-related education, advocacy, research and referrals. The Center, housed in the Department of Social Work, was purposed to honor Dr. Height’s name and her contributions by actualizing her visions, applying her strategies, and emulating her determination to effect positive social change locally and beyond. The mission: To heighten awareness regarding national and international human rights and social justice issues that impact marginalized populations and communities.