Student Association for Social Work

The Student Association for Social Work is a forum for networking among all students who are enrolled or interested in the social work program. The organization’s purpose is to promote a sense of community for shared learning, support and exposure to the profession and to professional social workers who function in diverse practice settings.

The organization’s activities provide a mechanism through which the university becomes aware of social work values and the TWU Social Work Program. Activities include participation in departmental programs, hosting of new social work students, mid-semester study breaks, peer advising, guest speakers and volunteer service projects. The organization’s president serves on the Social Work Program Advisory Council and attends three meetings annually. Minimal annual membership dues are collected.

If you are interested in applying for membership or supporting an upcoming initiative, contact us at

TWU Food Pantry

The Student Association for Social Work manages the TWU Food Pantry, which aims to meet the immediate and short-term food needs, as well as the emergency non-food needs, of university students and their families. Interested in making a donation? Visit the TWU Food Pantry page to learn more.


Nila Ricks, Ph.D., LMSW
Assistant Professor, Social Work Program; Student Association for Social Work Adviser
Office: OMB 200B
Phone: 940-898-2077 

Page last updated 3:10 PM, July 17, 2017