Jacksonville State University Social Work

Jacksonville State University Social Work Welcome to our page! This is the place to stay informed about all the happenings (past, present, and future) in the Social Work Department at Jacksonville State University.
The Bachelor of Social Work Program at JSU was launched in 1988, and received initial accreditation by the National Council on Social Work Education in 1992, which became retroactive to 1988. Accreditation was reaffirmed in 1996, 2004, and again in 2013, which will be in effect until 2020. The BSW program at JSU is one of the largest in the state of Alabama. The MSW program admitted its first cohort of students in August, 2017.

06/04/2020
Jacksonville State University Social Work's cover photo
06/02/2020

Jacksonville State University Social Work's cover photo

In honor of Blackout Tuesday, the Jacksonville State University community is humbly listening to the voices of the margi...
06/02/2020

In honor of Blackout Tuesday, the Jacksonville State University community is humbly listening to the voices of the marginalized. The university stands in support of our black faculty, staff, students, alumni, and friends.
The administration is committed not only to making the JSU campus more inclusive, but also ensuring that we fulfill our role as a university in broadening understanding and appreciation across the university community.
Acting President Don Killingsworth will soon begin hosting listening sessions to hear how the university can better support the diverse JSU family. More information will be provided soon on how you can get involved.
#BlackOutTuesday

Jacksonville State University
06/02/2020

Jacksonville State University

In honor of Blackout Tuesday, the Jacksonville State University community is humbly listening to the voices of the marginalized. The university stands in support of our black faculty, staff, students, alumni, and friends.

The administration is committed not only to making the JSU campus more inclusive, but also ensuring that we fulfill our role as a university in broadening understanding and appreciation across the university community.

Acting President Don Killingsworth will soon begin hosting listening sessions to hear how the university can better support the diverse JSU family. More information will be provided soon on how you can get involved.

#BlackOutTuesday

Jacksonville State University Dean of Students Office
06/02/2020

Jacksonville State University Dean of Students Office

Dear JSU Family:

We see you. We hear you. We stand with you. And we love you! Some of us understand that we will never understand what it is like to be black in America, but, nonetheless, we stand. We apologize for the years of hatred and discrimination that our black brothers and sisters have had to endure while being citizens of the United States. It is our hope that we can walk hand in hand and learn from one another as we move forward.

You do not have to fight for equality alone! We are beautifully created, and we each have a story, and that story matters. Your Student Government Association will work relentlessly to create a safe and equal environment here at Jacksonville State University.

The SGA and the NAACP are working together to address social injustices that are taking place across the country. We will release the plan for the next academic year soon.

We encourage all students to stand up and speak out when witnessing words or actions that go against what we, as the Friendliest Campus in the South, stand for!

Jerod Sharp
72nd SGA President
Jacksonville State University

Janese Murphy
Acting NAACP President
Jacksonville State University

Anti-racism resources for white people
05/29/2020
Anti-racism resources for white people

Anti-racism resources for white people

This document is intended to serve as a resource to white people and parents to deepen our anti-racism work. If you haven’t engaged in anti-racism work in the past, start now. Feel free to circulate this document on social media.

National Association of Social Workers
05/29/2020

National Association of Social Workers

#NASW strongly condemns yet more deaths of African Americans at the hands of police. The association again calls for policing reforms. However, police must root out those officers who continue to view Black lives as immaterial. Read our full statement: https://buff.ly/3diMSRe #pleaseshare

05/27/2020
National Association of Social Workers
05/22/2020

National Association of Social Workers

To help student loan borrowers manage their student loans during COVID-19, the Student Borrower Protection Center (SBPC) on May 27 at 3 p.m. ET will provide guidance and information that will help borrowers repay and manage their loans. With a number of measures to support student loan borrowers being created as part of the CARES Act, there is a great deal of new information that has altered the landscape for student loan borrowers. SBPC experts will inform attendees how these changes are affecting the status of their student loans and what they need to know to properly manage them. Learn more & register: https://buff.ly/2XfbweI

Social Work Action Network - SWAN
05/18/2020

Social Work Action Network - SWAN

🎥🎥 stay stunned this Thursday!!!

Latest campus update on reopening the campus:
05/13/2020

Latest campus update on reopening the campus:

We are excited to announce that JSU’s campus will begin reopening on Monday, May 18, after operating remotely for nearly two months due to COVID-19. While some areas of campus will be phased back in between now and June 1, all student service areas and frontline offices will be open beginning on Monday.

When visiting campus, students and guests will be asked to maintain at least six feet of distance between themselves and others, use the hand sanitizer stations installed throughout the buildings, and wear a face mask when possible. Employees will also be following these guidelines. We encourage all of you to continue to practice good handwashing hygiene, cover your cough, and stay home if sick.

For a full list of bookstore, dining, and recreation center hours visit ➡️ https://bit.ly/2T2jbf8

Spring 2020 Graduates:
05/13/2020
Krispy Kreme celebrates the class of 2020 with free donuts

Spring 2020 Graduates:

WASHINGTON (SBG) — Krispy Kreme is tipping its hat to the class of 2020, offering them free donuts in place of the caps and gowns they won't get to wear. Krispy Kreme announces special graduation donut pack that is free for seniors one day next week. (Video: Krispy Kreme) While it won't make u...

05/12/2020
Jacksonville State Admissions

Fun scholarship opportunity for JSU

FUTURE GAMECOCKS!!

It’s time to do your happy dance as you countdown to college at JSU! We want to see you share your excitement for being a future Gamecock. Open to all future students from the class of 2020, join us in an online dance challenge. Watch the video from Cocky, copy his moves, and make them your own. Post your dance on TikTok, Instagram or Facebook, and use the hashtag #countdown2JSU.

Our staff will review all of the submissions and pick our top three favorites! The winner will get a $300 JSU scholarship and two runners-up will get a $100 scholarship each. We can’t wait to see your moves!

Happy Mother’s Day to all the Super Social Workers out there
05/10/2020

Happy Mother’s Day to all the Super Social Workers out there

05/10/2020
National Association of Social Workers

National Association of Social Workers

Here are a few of the many stories of #socialworkers on the frontlines of the #coronavirus pandemic. #NASW is sharing these stories with news media and on social media. Do you have a story to tell? Watch this video to learn how we can help you share it. https://buff.ly/2XU0MUT

Need some CEU’s? Here is your opportunity.
05/08/2020

Need some CEU’s? Here is your opportunity.

Some CEU's for us!!!

05/04/2020

Here is a little tribute to our MSW graduates and their amazong accomplihments to complete their goal!

05/04/2020

Congratulations to the Spring 2020 MSW Graduates. We are so proud of your accomplishments. Even a World Pandemic did not stop from you achieving your goals!

05/04/2020
2020 Spring Graduates

Here is a tribute to the hardwork and accomplishments of our Spring 2020 BSW Graduates

05/04/2020

Congratulations to the Spring 2020 BSW Graduates. We are incredibly proud of your accomplishments.

04/29/2020
Alabama Society for Health Care Social Workers

Alabama Society for Health Care Social Workers

The Alabama Society for Health Care Social Workers (ASHCSW) would like to congratulate Kara Medforth and recognize her as the recipient of the 2020 Tim Deyerle Memorial Scholarship. Ms Medforth is a MSW student at Jacksonville State University who is completing her field placement at Kindred Hospice in Anniston, AL. Ms. Medforth will graduate Spring 2020 and plans to attend the ASHCSW Annual Conference. Congratulations Kara!

04/28/2020
Jacksonville State University celebrates Social Work Day

We are so excited to share the JSU Social Work Day Video. On Friday, March 6, 2020, we were able to host our 39th Annual JSU Social Work. Little did we know then that it would end up being one of the last large Social Work meetings for the foreseeable future in our area. We had around 300 professional social workers, alumni, students, community partners, social work faculty and staff. We appreciate the continued Social Work Community's support of JSU and JSU Social Work, A special thanks to Kendra Homesley, Sam Griggs, Lottie Bearden Hawkins, Mwandishi Cochran-Goodwin, Cindy Kirkland, and Angela Washington for contributing to this video. Please share it with anyone that you think might be interested in a career in Social Work or JSU Social Work. Thank you to JSU Marketing Services for making this video. #JSUSocialWork #JacksonvilleStateUniversity #SocialWork

Jacksonville State University celebrates The 39th Social Work Day. The purpose of this conference is to bring social worker professionals and students from J...

School Social Work Association of Alabama
04/28/2020

School Social Work Association of Alabama

Upcoming school social work positions in case anyone is interested. Check out the state website for more postings. Now is the time to apply for these types of jobs!

JSU students in all of this craziness right now don’t forget it is time to register for Summer and Fall classes. If you ...
04/24/2020

JSU students in all of this craziness right now don’t forget it is time to register for Summer and Fall classes. If you haven’t registered yet, now is a great time to reach out to your advisor for a virtual appointment to discuss your options.

BSW and MSW Students consider running for student rep positions
04/23/2020

BSW and MSW Students consider running for student rep positions

NASW-Alabama Chapter is actively seeking Candidates to fill our 2020 Board of Director Vacancies and other Leadership opportunities... Consider Joining our Team.

**You Must be a member to serve. So if you haven't joined but plan to, please visit https://www.socialworkers.org/membership

Members please check your emails for Application and Position Descriptions! All responses due prior to End of Day (EOD) May 8, 2020.

A great time to sign up for social work electives.
04/23/2020
JSU offering discounted tuition rate for online summer classes

A great time to sign up for social work electives.

Zachary Grizzard, Correspondent Jacksonville State University is offering a discounted rate for online tuition for summer 2020 classes. Online classes at JSU normally cost $377 per credit hour, but…

A Letter to Social Work Students During COVID-19
04/23/2020
A Letter to Social Work Students During COVID-19

A Letter to Social Work Students During COVID-19

Dear College Students, We’re all going through an odd time right now. What we thought was going to be a typical spring semester has turned out to be something I do not believe any of us could…

Happy Administrative Assistants Day DaRhonda Hicks and Belinda Chitwood. You two are the heart of our program. We could ...
04/23/2020

Happy Administrative Assistants Day DaRhonda Hicks and Belinda Chitwood. You two are the heart of our program. We could not do all that we do without your support. We can’t wait until we can celebrate properly. Lisa Pugliese you keep the whole ship afloat. We love and miss y’all! PS: Lisa HATES Pictures.

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