Professional Organizations

Child and Family Studies Organizations:

Social Work Organizations:


Student Organizations

Alpha Delta Mu Honor Society (ADM)

Honor society for MSW  students that promotes scholarship 

Faculty Advisor- Catherine Lemieux
President – Brelyn Howard

The purpose of Alpha Delta Mu Social Work Honor Society is to advance excellence in social work practice and encourage, stimulate and maintain scholarship of the individual members in all fields, particularly social work. The organization also promotes the recognition of graduate level social work students excelling in academic and leadership skills, while assisting master’s level social work students with essential materials to become increasingly competent and knowledgeable in the helping profession and visible to the community for which they advocate

Social Work Student Association (SWSA)

Student organization that promotes social and community activities among MSW students


President - Lee-Isaac Simien
Secretary - Florence T. Tamari  
Treasurer - Allie Bergman   
Diversity and Outreach Co-Chairs - Jenna Fereday and Megan Lasserre 
Historian - Natalie H. Henry  
Social Chair - Katherine Hughes 

Social Workers Advocating for Equality (SWAE)

Raises awareness and advocates for causes affecting the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer (LGBTQ) community 
Co-Presidents - Matthew Bolden  and Mary Heintz


National Association of Black Social Workers (NABSW) 

Open to any MSW or PhD student, this student organization  is committed to enhancing the quality of life and empowering people of African ancestry through advocacy, human services delivery, and research. 

2017-2018 Officers--NABSW LSU Student Chapter
LaChanda Harris—President
Cherish Feaster—Vice President
Brianna Doomes, Brianna Augustine—Treasurer
Florence Tamari, Leslie Hurst—Secretary
Kiera Meuse, Shawn Wilson—Historian
Raven Winding—Sargent at Arms
Jada Thomas-Smith—Staff Advisor


The National Association of Black Social Workers, Inc., 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 National Association of Black Social Workers, Inc. will work to create a world in which people of African ancestry will live free from racial domination, economic exploitation, and cultural oppression.  In collaboration with national, international, and other appropriate groups, NABSW will continue to leverage its collective expertise to strategically develop capacity of people of African ancestry to sustain and flourish.  NABSW’s vision is guided by the Principles of the Nguzo Saba, which are Unity, Self-determination, Collective Work and Responsibility, Cooperative Economics, Purpose, Creativity, and Faith, and the Seven Cardinal Virtues of Ma’at, which are Right, Truth, Justice, Order, Reciprocity, Balance, and Harmony.

NABSW official website (2017)

The NABSW LSU Student Chapter is an all-inclusive organization.  This group seeks opportunities to engage in service activities that benefit communities of color.