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Student Groups


Social work and public health students at the Brown School can join and participate in a wide range of student-led groups. These groups allow students to build connections with those with similar interests. The groups also provide opportunities to build leadership skills.


Student Coordinating Council (SCC)

SCC is the student-led governing body of the Brown School. SCC oversees school-wide events and aids in facilitating activities hosted by other student groups.
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Advocacy and Learning for Public Health Action (ALPHA)

We are a group of students motivated to promote public health awareness, knowledge, and action through education and advocacy in the Brown School and larger St. Louis Community.
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American Indian Student Association (AISA)

AISA’s revised Mission:  AISA is a student‐led group of Native and non‐Native students who are committed
to learning, preserving, and sharing the cultures of American Indian, Alaska Native, and other indigenous
communities. We seek to provide a safe and supportive environment for members to explore cultural identity while advocating for diversity within the Brown School as well as the larger St. Louis community.
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Brown Responds to Abuse, Violence and Explotiation (BRAVE)

To educate the Brown School community on gender violence issues, and connect and engage Brown students in campus and community efforts to end gender violence.
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Brown School African Students Association (BSASA)

To provide a network for both African and non-African Brown School students interested in Africa and to increase awareness of African issues.
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Children’s Advocacy for Resources and Empowerment (CARE)

C.A.R.E. seeks to respond to and meet diverse community needs that will improve the life conditions of children, youth, and their families through community service, education, and charitable-giving.
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Clinical Practice Student Organization (CPSO)

CPSO is dedicated to help clinically focused students optimize their experience at Brown through events and meetings that develop networks for students both nationally and locally and that help students navigate their curriculum to reflect their specific interests.
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Committee on Immigrants Rights and Issues (CIRI)

Raise awareness at the George Warren Brown School of Social Work as well as the broader Wash U and Saint Louis community about immigrant issues. Connect interested students with opportunities to serve and work for justice with immigrant communities.
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Community Arts Initiative (CAI)

To build awareness of the role of art in social work and public health practice by creating community connections and providing educational opportunities.
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Environmental Justice Initiative (EJI)

To build awareness, knowledge and practice skills at the nexus of environmental and social problems; to engage the Brown School Community in Environmental Justice and establish Environmental Social Work as a field of practice; and to establish the Brown School as a leader in this field.
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Gerontology Student Association (GSA)

Provide an arena for students, regardless of concentration, to become aware of issues surrounding older adults as well as to provide an environment that encourages intergenerational gatherings.
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Outlook is a group for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender (LGBT) students and straight allies. Outlook's mission is to support LGBT students and to foster awareness and understanding of LGBT issues at the school, and in the larger community.
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International Student Association (ISA)

To promote an inclusive environment and foster a sense of cultural awareness.
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Society of Law and Social Work (JDMSW)

The JD/MSW society and Washington University seeks to foster dialogue between the Washington University School of Law and the George Warren Brown School of Social Work through promoting the JD/MSW program, enhancing relations with JD/MSW graduates, and providing opportunities for professional growth.
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Society of Black Students for Social Welfare (SBSSW)

The mission of SBSSW is to BUILD, BROADEN, and MAINTAIN a sense of community service, responsibility, understanding and togetherness among Black students and our allies.  We promote awareness of issues impacting the local, national, and international Black community by providing activities that focus on a strength based perspective of black culture.  The organization is OPEN TO ALL Brown School members interested in promoting awareness of issues impacting the local, state, national and international black community and/or working with the Black population.
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Urban Education Initiative (UEI)

To provide a platform for Brown School students to engage in urban education issues, in order to reduce educational disparities and promote the collaboration among local schools, agencies, businesses, and families in the community.
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Women in Leadership (WIL)

WIL aims to create an environment at Brown School of Social Work that promotes and encourages women to develop their leadership potential. The purpose of Women in Leadership is to facilitate exploration of leadership roles and philosophies by engaging with and learning from the professional community of St. Louis.
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