Studying social work means making the most of your education and your time at NC State. To help you achieve this goal, explore these tools and tips.
Enrich your student experience by getting involved in extracurricular activities and honor societies on campus.
School of Social Work Student Ambassadors
The SSWA aims to represent our Social Work student community across NC State campus and beyond.
Baccalaureate Student Social Work Association
Through workshops and engagement activities, the BSSWA strives to complement the academic requirements of the undergraduate social work program at NC State.
Graduate Student Social Work Association
The GSSWA enhances and promotes the academic, professional and social development of graduate students in social work.
Phi Alpha Honor Society (Epsilon Kappa Chapter)
The Epsilon Kappa Chapter of Phi Alpha National Honor Society was established in 1995 to recognize social work students who excel academically.
Men in Social Work
Men in Social Work provides a network and resource for men in our school and our male alumni. We create a rapport among students and alumni to support males interested in pursuing social work careers.
Child Welfare Collaborative
The North Carolina Child Welfare Collaborative strengthens public child welfare services in the state by increasing the numbers and diversity of well-trained BSW’s and MSW’s working in local Departments of Social Services. Students complete a Child Welfare course and seminar as well as complete their internship in a Child Welfare agency.
Wolfpack Beds is a student organization that began as a service project in 2023. Their main project is to use recycled plastic grocery bags to create transportable sleeping mats for the unhoused community in Raleigh who are unable to access shelter.
As a Social Work student at NC State, you’ll think and do by applying what you learn in the classroom in the field. Our undergraduate and graduate students complete their field practicum at diverse placements ranging from nonprofits to social services agencies. We believe your field practicum is the most essential component of your social work education.
Our prep for field courses help you identify your interests within the field and then our field coordinator(s) will assist you with finding the right placement. Weekly supervision and field seminars will help you reflect on what you’re learning and how best to work with different clients and in different scenarios.
Fellowships, scholarships and financial aid are available to all students. Be sure to submit documents early when applying as there are many students who apply for these programs.
Newly admitted students must pay their advanced enrollment deposit immediately after accepting admission into NC State. Keep in mind that your advisor will not be able to see any of your information until 24 hours after you have paid your advanced enrollment deposit.
All students have the option to make payments on your NC State tuition bills by using the Tuition Management System. This payment plan, allows students to make five small payments towards their bill. Visit the link provided for further details.
In the event that a student is denied financial assistance, students have the opportunity to appeal for the aid they were denied. Contact your financial aid officer or academic advisor for more information.
Health, Wellness and Accessibility
- NC State Counseling Center
- NC State Student Health Services
- NC State CARES website and referrals
- NC State Disability Resource Office
- NC State Protect the Pack – All NC State information pertaining to COVID-19
- NC State Suicide Prevention Services
- QPR Training (Question, Persuade, Refer) for suicide prevention
- NC State Mental Health First Aid training
- NC State Pack Recovery – Recovery Community
- NC State Drop-in Spaces for support (for variety of issues)
- NC State Women’s Center
- NC State GLBT Center
Our scholarship opportunities include:
- Leland E. and Nancy Garrett Scholarship
- The Dereck Whittenburg Foundation Scholarship
- The Myatt-Peebles Scholarship
- The Rosemary Anne Fike Merit Scholarship
To see more information about our scholarships, as well as other NC State scholarships, please visit our Scholarships page.
To see information about CHASS Scholarships, please visit their page here.
Writing and Research Support
Concise, clear writing is critical for professional social workers. Use these guides and resources to improve your writing:
- The Writing Resources Guide, NC State, D.H. Hill Library. Additional NC State library writing resources can be found below.
- NC State Writing and Speaking Tutorial Services at the University Tutorial Center helps students improve their writing.
- NC State Library Databases:
- NC State Library Tutorial, Teach Yourself: Beginning the Research Process
- Writing in APA, OWL Purdue Online Writing Lab
- Strengthening Your Writing Skills: An Essential Task for Every Social Worker, National Association of Social Workers
- Writing a Letter to your Member of Congress, APA
- The New Social Worker Online
- Information for Practice
Volunteer, Career and Professional Resources
- The NC State Social Work Network – LinkedIn group for social work students and alumni (click to request an invite to join)
- NC State Career Development Center
- ePack: NC State job posting database
- Writing a Social Work resume that Works, NASW-NC
- Career Development Tips from NASW
- National Association of Social Worker Code of Ethics (NASW)
- National Association of Social Workers North Carolina Chapter (NASW – NC)
- Council on Social Work Education (CSWE)
- Emergency Medical Services – 911, or visit the nearest hospital emergency room
- National Suicide Prevention Resource Center Lifeline (24/7) – 1-800-273-TALK (8255) or https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org/chat/ for online chat
- National Hopeline Network (24/7) – 1-800-SUICIDE (784-2433)
- Crisis Text Line – Offers support via text (Text HOME to 741-741)
- Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) Treatment Referral Helpline (Monday – Friday, 8 am to 8 pm ET) – 1-877-SAMHSA (726-4727)
- National Association of Mental Illness (NAMI) 1-800-950-6264 or https://www.nami.org/Home
- InterAct Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Services Crisis Line of Wake County – 919-828-7740
- National Eating Disorders Association Helpline (Monday through Thursday, 9 am to 9 pm EST; Friday, 9 am to 5 pm ET; excluding holidays)- 1-800-931-2237
- IMAlive Online Crisis Network – https://www.imalive.org/ for online chat
- Wake County Crisis & Assessment Local Resources (walk-in services available)
- http://crisissolutionsnc.org/ Crisis resources listed for all 100 NC Counties
- Faces and Voices of Recovery; https://facesandvoicesofrecovery.org/ – the national association for community recovery organizations where you can search for services by location
- Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance – https://www.dbsalliance.org/?cvridirect=true