Internal - Current Students

Student Organizations

Students can initiate the formation of a new organization at anytime in consultation with the SGA and Student Support and Alumni Networks. Student Support and Alumni Networks supports student groups in various ways including: logistics support, advertising and student outreach and accessing activity funding. Any student or group of students interested in starting an organization can send an email to Student Support and Alumni Networks.

Students have the right to organize in their own interest and are encouraged and supported in doing so. Students can organize affinity groups and other support groups or can come together to advocate for change in policy or curriculum.


Asian, Latino, African American and Native American students convene meetings throughout the year to address issues pertinent to the group and to provide opportunities for support and social gatherings.

SSW LGBTQ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer & Questioning)

The SSW LGBTQ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer & Questioning) student group is open to students in both the BSW and MSW programs. The mission of the LGBTQ student group is to provide resources and educational opportunities to Simmons SSW faculty, staff, and students; to raise awareness about LGBTQ issues and student needs in the program, and to provide a place of community for LGBTQ students.

Men of Simmons (MOS)

Men of Simmons is an opportunity for male or male-identified students to share our experiences of what it is like to be a minority in a women’s college while also unpacking the knapsack of privilege granted us as men. Through group process and self reflection we examine what it means to be a feminist, and how that informs our identities. A year-end opportunity for community service and social advocacy helps us integrate those beliefs into our personal, academic, and professional lives.

For more information, please contact Brian Quigley ([email protected]) or David O’Donnell ([email protected])



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 Simmons Student Chapter meets regularly throughout the year and participates in community service, fundraising events, attendance at the annual National Conference and more.

For more information on student membership, contact the Student Chapter Faculty Advisor, Kathy Lopes at [email protected].




Student Leadership Council (SLC)

The Student Leadership Council aims to serve as a dynamic hub of communication of SSW events, issue advocacy and activities. Membership consists of nominated students from various student organizations, as well as elected representatives of the student body. Meetings will be open to all students and provide a structured forum to discuss current issues or events across the SSW community.

White Students Against Racism (WSWAR)

White Social Workers Against Racism (WSWAR) is a group of white students working to address our own racism and help each other on the journey toward undoing our internalized white supremacy. We believe that doing this work involves doing both self-reflection and outward focused advocacy work and our meetings are divided to make space for both. If you are interested in being added to the email list please email April Barton and Meg Higgins. Also, please look out for flyers with meeting dates and times starting in September.