Professional Organizations

Child and Family Studies Organizations:

Social Work Organizations:

Student Organizations

Baccalaureate Social Work Student Association (BSWSA)


Founder: Ann Gilbert
President: Haley Kraus
Vice President: Bre Foster
Secretary: Lilly Chapman
Treasurer: Mallory Carpenter
Historian: Bethany Guillory

Faculty Advisor: Catherine "Kelly" Moon, PhD

National Association of Black Social Workers (NABSW) LSU Student Chapter

Open to any MSW or PhD student, this student organization is committed to enhancing the quality of life and empowering people of African ancestry through advocacy, human services delivery, and research.

Officers--NABSW LSU Student Chapter

President: Keondra Francis
Vice President: Rachel Dunn
Secretary: Taylar Claiborne
Treasurer: Kourtney Butler
Historian: Stephonie Rodgers

Staff Advisor: Jada Thomas-Smith, LMSW

NABSW Mission Statement
The National Association of Black Social Workers, Inc., comprised of people of African ancestry, is committed to enhancing the quality of life and empowering people of African ancestry through advocacy, human services delivery and research.

The National Association of Black Social Workers, Inc. will work to create a world in which people of African ancestry will live free from racial domination, economic exploitation, and cultural oppression. In collaboration with national, international, and other appropriate groups, NABSW will continue to leverage its collective expertise to strategically develop capacity of people of African ancestry to sustain and flourish. NABSW’s vision is guided by the Principles of the Nguzo Saba, which are Unity, Self-determination, Collective Work and Responsibility, Cooperative Economics, Purpose, Creativity, and Faith, and the Seven Cardinal Virtues of Ma’at, which are Right, Truth, Justice, Order, Reciprocity, Balance, and Harmony.

(NABSW official website, 2017)

The NABSW LSU Student Chapter is an all-inclusive organization. This group seeks opportunities to engage in service activities that benefit communities of color.

Phi Alpha

National social work honor society open to students with a minimum 3.8 GPA.


President: Sara E. Caballero
Vice President: Jolene Hernandez
Secretary: Jessica Sherrill
Treasurer: Alexis Daigle

Social Media Manager: Byron Tyner

Faculty Advisor: Catherine Lemieux, PhD

Social Work Student Association (SWSA)

Student organization that promotes social and community activities among MSW students

Specialist-Year Officers

President: Maria Elena Allgood
Secretary: Kimberly B. Peterson
Treasurer: Savannah D’Aubin
Social Chair: Laura Jaen
Diversity and Outreach Chair: TBD
Historian: TBD

Foundation-Year Officers

Vice President: Johnny Ballance
Secretary: Jade Delaney
Treasurer: Kevin Barry
Social Chair: Rachel Lane

Faculty Advisor: Elaine M. Maccio, PhD

Social Workers Advocating for Equality (SWAE)

Raises awareness and advocates for causes affecting the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer (LGBTQ) community


President: Heather Küntz
Vice President: Tori Tauzin
Secretary: Ari Daily
Treasurer: Julie Liu

Faculty Advisor: Elaine M. Maccio, PhD