Highlights, News, and Events

Click here to learn more about the MSW graduates passing the licensing exam above national rates!
Click here for the Fall 2014 Department of Social Work & Gerontology Newsletter
Congratulations to the Winter Class of 2014!

Practice Self-Care!

Winter break is the perfect time to practice self-care. For information on how to do so, visit the SU Social Work Self-Care page!

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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 were able to raise $60.00 to purchase materials to create wheelchair accessible garden beds at the community garden and farm. We would like to thank everyone who donated and helped us with our project! Although our project is now complete, we encourage everyone to continue donating towards this cause. Wheelchair accessible garden beds will benefit the students, faculty, and staff at Shippensburg University as well as the Shippensburg community. Equal access is a basic human right. Inclusion is possible for older adults and people with disabilities with the addition of these wheelchair accessible garden beds. If you have any questions about the garden or wish to donate towards this cause, please contact the garden and farm director, Sean Cornell at SRCornell@ship.edu.

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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