Social Work Student Coalition

University of alaska anchorage social work student coalition

The Social Work Student Coalition has been active for many years. It has sponsored social events, community service projects, and a very successful annual luncheon for the local social work professional community. Student involvement in department activities such as the Community Advisory Committee and faculty searches has been encouraged by the club. All UAA BSW program students are eligible for membership and possible leadership opportunities.

2021 student officers

  • President: Lisa Rush
  • Vice president: Cheyanne Palmer
  • Treasurer: Kaylan Chacon


Frequently asked questions

  • Why should you get involved?
    • Connection to UAA, NASW, Anchorage, and rural communities in Alaska.
    • Resource for social work-related issues.
    • Meet friends, join study groups, and participate in fun activities.
    • Learn how to make positive changes in your community.
    • Get the most out of your tuition dollars by getting involved.
    • Add to your resume and connect with current and future social workers. 
  • What are some of the activities the coalition participates in?
    • This is your school! If you have an activity you want the coalition to participate in, just ask and we will add it.
    • A Student Coalition Blackboard site where distance and campus students can connect.
    • We will have study groups, outdoor and indoor social activities, volunteer opportunities, and opportunities to meet NASW members.
    • We strive to have two meetings a month, which are accessible to distance students via teleconference.
  • What does it cost?
    It's free for on-campus and distance social work students who are enrolled at UAA. It will cost you only as much time as you want to put into it.
  • How do I sign up? Who do I contact?

    For more information or to sign up as a member, contact faculty advisor Alexa Filanowicz at 907-786-6908 or We're also available through our Facebook!