Student & Alumni Organizations

Graduate Association of Social Work (GASW)

Purpose: The Graduate Association of Social Work (GASW) at CSUDH was founded to promote student involvement in social issues, enhance cultural diversity, and pursue social justice through community service, interactions with career professionals and facilities, and campus awareness of the social work profession. 

What We Do: Connect students with an interest in social work towards opportunities that enhance their development in the field along academic, social, and professional dimensions, all while upholding the profession’s core values of service, social justice, dignity and worth of the person, the importance of human relationships, integrity, and competence.
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GASW Board

GASW Board 2023-2024

  • President: Brianna Wright
  • Vice President: Julian Juarez
  • Secretary: Jennifer Saona
  • Treasurer: Ummay Salmah Ismail
  • Treasurer Assistant: Teresa Avila
  • Student Rep. to Faculty: Lawren Fuggins
  • 23 Strong Representative: Sabrina Deulofeu
  • Event Coordinators: Brenda Morero, Stephanie Rivas
  • Website/Social Network Manager: Brenda Morero, Rebecca Nunez, Steven Martinez
  • Alumni Coordinator: Adrith Felix
  • First Year Full-Time Cohort Representative(s): Denise Gonzalez
  • Second Year Full-Time Cohort Representative(s): TBD
  • Part-Time Cohort Representatives(s): TBD
  • Fundraising Coordinator: Ivy Colmenares
  • Lobby Days Coordinator: Sara Cun Vicente, Sabrina Deulofeu

GASW Board 2022-2023

  • President: Ray Edward Ruiz 
  • Vice President: Ann Caroline Jansson
  • Secretary: Jessie Prado
  • Treasurer: Annie Rose Stathes
  • Treasurer Assistant: Kassandra Salinas
  • Student Rep. to Faculty: Julian Juarez
  • 23 Strong Representative: Ann Caroline Jansson
  • Event Coordinators: Filoi AhSiu, Dawnyelle Dixon, Alyssa James
  • Website/Social Network Manager: Filoi AhSiu, Trayvone Waller
  • Alumni Coordinator: Ainsley Reynolds
  • First Year Full-Time Cohort Representative(s): TBD
  • Second Year Full-Time Cohort Representative(s): Jessie Prado
  • Part-Time Cohort Representatives(s): TBD

GASW Board 2021-2022

  • President: Ehsan Knopf
  • Vice President: Ray Edward Ruiz
  • Secretary: TBD
  • Treasurer: Allysen Ehresman
  • Treasurer Assistant:  TBD 
  • Student Rep. to Faculty: Brianne O'Donoghue
  • 23 Strong Representative: Ray Edward Ruiz
  • Event Coordinators: Susannah Chovnick, Josephina Rodriguez, Shima Daftarian 
  • Website/Social Network Manager: Leonora Owuor
  • Alumni Coordinator: Janine Williams 
  • First Year Full-Time Cohort Representative(s): Ainsley Reynolds
  • Second Year Full-Time Cohort Representative(s): TBD
  • Part-Time Cohort Representatives(s): Leonora Owuor
MSW Q+ Group

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Mission:  Our mission is to promote educational and advocacy events that foster the acceptance and inclusion of LGBTQ+ students on the CSUDH campus and in the larger community.

We aim to:
  • Highlight the diversity within LGBTQ+ communities,
  • Deliberately incorporate intersectionality, and
  • Collaborate with faculty and student organizations to organize activities such as:
    • Pride DH
    • Campus Drag Shows
    • Panel Discussions
    • National Coming Out Day
    • Queer History Month
    • Queer Film Festival
    • Ally-building
    • Mental Health Days
If you are interested or have any questions please feel free to send us an email at 


Phi Alpha Honor Society

Phi Alpha Honor Society CSUDH Chapter: Omicron Chi Purpose: To provide a closer bond among students of social work and promote humanitarian goals and ideals. Phi Alpha fosters high standards of education for social workers and invites into membership those who have attained excellence in scholarship and achievement in social work. Phi Alpha offers membership to social work students, faculty, and practitioners. Students from BSW and MSW programs who are accredited by the Council on Social Work Education or accepted into candidacy status are eligible for Phi Alpha membership. The qualifications for individual membership in the Omicron Chi Chapter are as follows: This national honor society recognizes academic achievement by students in the social work program. Eligible graduate candidates must:

  • Be currently enrolled in CSUDH's Master of Social Work (MSW) degree program.
  • Overall GPA is in the top 35% of all Social Work students in the program
National membership fee (lifetime membership, certificate, & pin)      $30.00

For more information about the Omicron Chi chapter of the Phi Alpha Social Work National Honor Society, please contact Dr. Andridia Mapson, Advisor – Phi Alpha National Website