Social Work

Contact Information

Sarah Hessenauer
Program Coordinator/Chair
Phone: (262) 472-1203
Location: Laurentide 5201

Lori Trimble
Academic Dept Assoc
Phone: (262) 472-1137
Location: Laurentide 5201

National Association of Social Workers (NASW)

The National Association of Social Workers (NASW) is the largest membership organization of professional social workers in the world, with 132,000 members. NASW works to enhance the professional growth and development of its members, to create and maintain professional standards, and to advance sound social policies.

Wisconsin Chapter

NASW-WI is the largest organization of professional social workers in Wisconsin, and we provide a variety of products, services and opportunities. NASW’s primary functions include promoting the professional development of its members, establishing and maintaining professional standards of practice, advancing sound social policies, and providing services that protect its members and enhance their professional status. Student members receive these full benefits at a 75% savings! NASW is your best connection to the ideas, information, resources and people that will help you achieve your full potential as a student and as a future social work professional. After graduation, NASW continues to help subsidize dues for student members. If you maintain continuous membership, you will be able to take advantage of the transitional category of membership after graduation.

Why Should Students join NASW?

  • Discounts on Exam Prep Courses
  • NASW Scholarships
  • Sign up for student liability insurance
  • Take free online risk management and ethics courses
  • Explore the different career paths in social work
  • Learn what’s happening in multiple areas of practice
  • Participate in chapter activities, such as lobby day
  • Branches hold networking and continuing education events
  • Networking with future employers and colleagues - It is not only what you know, but also who you know
  • FREE resume and cover letter review service
  • Search NASW’s social work job database
  • Adding NASW-WI, a professional organization, to your resume puts you ahead of the rest
  • NASW-WI has a number of committees to get involved in, another resume builder
  • Read the NASW News

To read more or join, click here.

Created 7/13/2017


College of Letters & Sciences
Laurentide Hall 4100
University of Wisconsin-Whitewater
800 W. Main Street
Whitewater, WI 53190-1790

Resources For

Faculty/Staff Contact

Office of the Dean
Rebecca Reichert
Phone: (262) 472-1621

Student Contact

Advising Office
Phone: (262) 472-1550

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