Social work

Master of Social Work Program's Student Organizations

AAPI Social Work Collective

Instagram: @csun.aapiswc
Mission: Promoting and educating on the AAPI experience , advocating for AAPI community needs, and engaging with APPI community, and with everyone, regardless of cultural background.
Board Members: Ryoko Maeda (Chair)
Faculty Advisor: Darlene Woo and Jose Paez


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Black Social Work Caucus


Instagram: @csun.bswc

Mission: To raise awareness on inequalities and injustice in Black communities while following social work values and ethics.

Board Members:  Ayana Riley (Co-Chair), Taja Marbley (Co-Chair)

Faculty Advisor:  Taiann Knetge


CSUN Puede logo¡CSUN Puede! 


Instagram: @csun_puede

Mission: Somos ¡CSUN Puede! a student-lead collective centered around the Latinx experience, language, y cultura. We seek to better understand the needs of our Latinx families and communidades to assure a culturally responsive approach to community engagement and client services. We strive to develop connections, and for some, fortify our Latinx identity in a safe space for ALL MSW students. We hope to find clarity of purpose en nuestro camino into the field of social work while embracing our Latinidad. Within this space, we chose to amplify our voices and gain leadership experience. Estamos juntos en la Lucha!

Board Members: Rosio J. Rodriguez
Faculty Advisor: Dr. Luis Curiel



 Docs and Talks LogoDocs & Talks

Instagram: @mswdocntalks


Mission: Our mission is to raise awareness of social issues affecting our communities. Join us in critical dialogues & advocacy efforts! Our Docs & Talks series includes screenings of documentaries and encourages dialogues surrounding social issues and advocacy efforts. We want to amplify the voices of our Black and Brown brothers and sisters and cultivate a space of vulnerability for healing and developing resiliency for liberation.

Board Members: Samantha Herrera Fuentes Davila, MSW


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Male Minority Mentoring (M3) 


Visit Male Minority Mentoring (M3) Website

Instagram: @csun_m3

Phone: (818) 677-7798

Mission: Male Minority Mentoring (M3) is committed to the success of Latino, African-American/Black, Native American, Southeast Asian, and other minoritized students. M3 is a program on campus designed to help minority males succeed in college and in their career.

How to Join: For students interested in joining M3, they can email or Dr. Lipscomb directly at

More Information: Using basketball pick-up games, one-on-one mentoring, focus groups and workshops on how to deal with stress, M3 helps students realize that asking for guidance, support, and mentorship is not weakness, but an important growth opportunity.

M3 was founded by Dr. Alejandra Acuna as a way to increase the graduation rate of males of color. Now under the direction of Dr. Allen Lipscomb, the program pairs undergraduate mentees with faculty and graduate level mentors to help guide students through their college experience.


QCSW logoQueer Coalition of Social Workers (QCSW)


Instagram: @csun_qcsw

Description: The Queer Coalition of Social Workers (QCSW) at CSUN is a student organization open to all of the CSUN community. We host discussion groups, activities, & learning opportunities. We also produce educational content, honor queer history, & conduct advocacy efforts, all centered around LGBTQIA2S+ identities & their intersections. As social workers, we seek to promote inclusivity in our community, seek out diverse perspectives, provide accessible learning opportunities about the queer experience & allyship, & collaborate with other student & community organizations in social justice work. Within the field of social work, our goal is to address the lack of space, resources, & support for LGBTQIA2S+ social workers, allies, & clients, & empower them to collaborate, advocate, process, & envision an inclusive practice setting & approaches specific to social work. For more information, visit the QCSW Instagram, the QCSW Matasync page, or email us at

Board membersMark Abelson, Michele Bartlett, Jazmin Flores, Lily Holmes, Alison Magistrali, Camden Padilla, KP Parks, Shelly Rosenblatt

How to join: Membership is open to all currently enrolled students at CSUN. Voting power is limited to members who attend at least one prior meeting to voting. Members will be considered active if they attend at least 1 meeting every two months. 


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Social Work Society (SWS)

SWS Website
Instagram: @csun_sws
Contact SWS
Mission: The Social Work Society commits to advocating for and fostering community between all CSUN MSW students using an anti-oppressive, anti-racist, anti-colonial, and intersectional lens. 

Executive Board Members: 
Tania Corona Navarro (President), Monserrat Gonzalez Garcia (Vice President),  Tyler Duncan (External Vice President), Dan Johnson (Secretary), Jessie Ede (Treasurer), Nubia Bandek (Event Coordinator)

Cohort Representatives: 
Maria Juarez (2-24 Cohort), Sophia Rodriguez (2-24 Cohort), Wendy Ayala (O3-24 Cohort), Kandice Martinez (O3-24 Cohort), Adriana Castaneda (3-25), Kyla Rose Leynes (3-24) Allison Cardwell (23 Strong)


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Mission: Teach-In formerly Lunch & Learn is an opportunity for students, faculty, and staff to share their expertise and knowledge with our school community, and surrounding community at-large. Teach-Ins are a coalition of minds at the intersections of race, class, gender, sexual identity, ability, religion, etc. to educate and inform our school community on issues that impact and affect us all. All MSW students, faculty and staff are welcome to join and assist in forming a series of gatherings to address social justice issues at various social locations.

Faculty Advisor: Katie Mortimer


 MSW Women of Color Collective 

Instagram: @csun.msw.woc

MSW Women of Color Collective LogoMission: The MSW Women of Color Collective is dedicated to fostering sisterhood and providing safe spaces for women of color within the MSW program. Our aim is to establish a supportive community where women of color can share their lived experiences, find solidarity, and receive unwavering support throughout their academic and professional journey. Rooted in the principles of anti-racism, and anti-oppression, we actively promote cultural humility and combat anti-blackness; striving to challenge systemic inequities in the field of social work. Through collective empowerment, we aim to address challenges, promote inclusivity, and amplify the voices of women of color, working towards a more just and equitable society. 

Board Members:

How to join: Please reach out to us via email or Instagram for our Zoom link! You can also keep an eye out for meeting reminders from the SW office