MSW Scholar Life & Engagement

The MSW Program at CUNY York College offers a variety of opportunities for MSW scholars to participate in formulating and modifying policies affecting academic and student affairs and to organize events around their interests.


The York College graduate study body plays an active role in every aspect of program leadership, advocacy, and community engagement including though college committees, including curriculum development, academic standing, and ad hoc committees, councils and student groups to provide scholars with opportunities to participate in shared governance with faculty members. In addition, scholars are invited to provide input and concerns during monthly faculty meetings with MSW Program at CUNY York College. 

Associations and Clubs

In addition to Phi Alpha Honor Society, York College has over 40 registered student organizations that represent academic interests, professional associations, special interest groups, Greek-letter societies and clubs. The York College Student Government Association sanctions student organizations. Per the York College website, student organizations are chartered by the Student Government Association (SGA).  Scholars have opportunities to organize in their interests (i.e. Legislative Action Day Social Work Lobby Day in Albany, NASW national conference, experiential community service opportunities, and professional development, clothing and food drives), through collaborations with the department of social work, YC S.W.E.E.T. [Social Work Empowering and Encouraging Together] Club, other York College student organizations and support services (i.e. Counseling Center Annual Depression Screening, Women’s Center Domestic Violence Awareness, Men’s Center Suicide Awareness Walk), throughout higher education institutions and surrounding Queens communities.

Additional information about student life at York College is described in Club mission statements, Student Club Handbook, and Department of Student Development.