Highlights, News, and Events

Thinking about majoring in Social Work? Join the Social Work Orientation Meetings
Thursday, December 4 from 3:30-4:30 pm
RSVP here. RSVP recommended, but not required.

The Social Work & Gerontology department wishes everyone a Happy Thanksgiving!

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Contact Information

Department of Social Work & Gerontology
Shippensburg University
382 Shippen Hall
1871 Old Main Drive
Shippensburg, PA 17257
(717) 477-1717


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Department of Social Work and Gerontology

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During the last few years, our department has grown from one program, our BSW program, to a larger education community with a joint MSW degree program with Millersville and a multidisciplinary gerontology minor. Our BSW and MSW programs are fully accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE). All our programs focus on providing quality education to the future leaders of our helping professions.     

Click on the links below to hear students discuss how they feel about the Social Work programs and faculty at Ship: 

POC Project Updates

Shippensburg University Community Garden and Farm Update:
   -We are still collecting monetary donations for the wheelchair accessible garden beds. If you are interested in donating, please contact Nicole S. at ns3357@ship.edu, Sierra M. at sm7510@ship.edu, Katie T. at kt8761@ship.edu, or Mackenzie N. at mn2397@ship.edu.Thank you for your support of equal access!

Love Shouldn't Hurt
- The goal of our group is to spread the awareness of domestic violence. In addition to our event that raised $105.01, we have a donation box in the Social Work Resource Room. Donations requested:
     -Lysol disinfectant spray          -NEW women's and children's socks          
     -Spray air fresheners               -feminine hygiene products    
     -new women's underwear (sizes 5,6,7,8)         
     -hair products                         -mops
     -brooms                                  -storage containers (1.5' W x 1.5' D x 2' L)
     -Gift cards: grocery, discount, gas, Home Depot, Lowes
     -Copy paper/office supplies        -umbrellas          
     -all-in-one care seat (harness-to-booster)
     -pots and pans                          -tupperware         
     -plastic pitchers                         -buckets
     -shelf milk                                 -baby formula     
     -baby monitors

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