Belmont University’s Social Work Club was recently named the Social Work Student Organization of the Year. This state-wide award is given to the Social Work Student Organization or Club that best demonstrates Social Work’s core values: Service, Social Justice, Dignity and Worth of the Person, Importance of Human Relationships, Integrity, and Competence (NASW Code of Ethics). Organizations exemplify these values through their actions within the school, profession, and/or community at large.
The members of the Belmont student organization have served both the school and community at large. The relationship between community and campus was supported when they took initiative to partner with the Community Connections Fair. They demonstrated exemplary service within the community by preparing and serving dinner to homeless residents of Tent City, reading books to children at Family Literacy Day, taking part in the Vulnerability Index study and sponsoring a series of on-campus events in the fall to raise awareness of domestic violence (among a wide variety of other projects). Additionally, the club continued to serve the community by having a month-long food drive to support a local food pantry.