The Department of Social Work is affiliated with the following entities:
- The Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) is a nonprofit national association that is recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation as the sole accrediting agency for social work education in this country. CSWE works to ensure the preparation of competent social work professionals by providing national leadership and a forum for collective action. The main responsibility of CSWE is therefore to promote and maintain the high quality of social work education. In addition, CSWE strives to stimulate knowledge and curriculum development, to advance social justice, and to strengthen community and individual well-being.
- The Mississippi Board of Examiners for Social Workers and Marriage & Family Therapists (MSBOESWMFT) purpose is to ensure that the public is protected from the unprofessional, improper, unauthorized and unqualified practice of social work and marriage and family therapy.
- The National Association of Social Workers (NASW) is the largest membership organization of professional social workers in the world, with 150,000 members. NASW works to enhance the professional growth and development of its members, to create and maintain professional standards, and to advance sound social policies. Mississippi Chapter of NASW
- The National Association of Black Social Workers, Inc.(NABSW), comprised of people of African ancestry, is committed to enhancing the quality of life and empowering people of African ancestry through advocacy, human services delivery, and research.
- The purpose of Phi Alpha Honor Society is 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.
- Established in 1971 and incorporated in New York in 1975, the Black Administrators in Child Welfare (BACW) is a nationwide, non-profit organization dedicated to improving the lives of African American children and their families who are gravely over represented in the nation’s child welfare system.