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Honor Society: Rho Kappa

Rho Kappa inductees 2014

Rho Kappa is the School of Social Work's Chapter of the Phi Alpha National Social Work Honor Society.

The best and the brightest

  • Phi Alpha Honor Society provides a closer bond among students of social work while promoting humanitarian goals and ideals.
  • The organization fosters high standards of education for social workers and invites into membership only those who have attained excellence in scholarship and achievement in social work.

Eligibility criteria

  • 9 credit hours (minimum).
  • GPA of at least 3.95.
  • Up to two Honorary Members who have made an outstanding contribution to the field of social work may be inducted yearly at the discretion of the chapter members.
  • Members of the organization are expected to uphold the ideals of the organization, promote the values of social work and coordinate with a faculty advisor to complete service projects yearly.

Think you've got what it takes?

If you meet the eligibility criteria and would like to apply for induction into Rho Kappa, contact Faculty Advisor Denise Krause at dkrause@buffalo.edu, or 716-645-1223.

Alumni welcome

  • UB Social Work alumni may also join the Rho Kappa Chapter.
  • Alumni seeking induction must have met the chapter’s induction criteria during their time in the MSW program.
  • To apply for induction, contact Denise Krause, Rho Kappa Faculty Advisor and Associate Dean for Community Engagement and Alumni Relations, at dkrause@buffalo.edu or 716-645-1223.