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Student Social Work Association

Our purpose is to increase students’ knowledge about the social work profession through connecting student with resources and networks in the professional field of social welfare, and providing a social environment in which to volunteer and enrich the community.

Any graduate or undergraduate student enrolled at UWM in the Helen Bader School of Social Welfare.

SSWA holds monthly events. Join us for one or all of our upcoming events. Events include social activities, volunteer opportunities, and informational sessions about topics in the field of social welfare. Clinical Assistant Professor Jenny Taylor-McBride serves as faculty advisor to the group.

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Lexy Lunger, President
Dariliss Nieves, Treasurer
Zoe Kearney, Vice President
Quinn Collins, Secretary
Jocelyn Jaraczewski, Committee Coordinator and PR Officer

Criminal Justice Student Association

The CJSA serves as an organizational forum for students interested in criminology and criminal justice. More specifically, the CJSA cultivates a network among and between undergraduate and graduate students at UWM, as well as connecting members with practitioners working within the criminal and juvenile justice systems in Milwaukee and neighboring areas. In addition to establishing a presence on campus, CJSA members focus significant attention on community engagement and service in accord with the mission of the Helen Bader School of Social Welfare and UWM.

The CJSA holds monthly meetings scheduled throughout the academic year and welcomes all interested students regardless of major. If you are interested in more information about the CJSA, please contact Dr. Kimberly Hassell who serves as the faculty advisor for the group.

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Lily Bretl, President
Kaitlyn Fowlie, Vice President
Ivana Damjanic, Treasurer
Adderley Finley, Social Media Coordinator
Rachel Nass, Membership Coordinator
Olivia Olson, Secretary

Student Gerontology Association

Our purpose is to increase students’ knowledge about gerontology, courses at UW-Milwaukee, and careers in the field. Any undergraduate or graduate student at UWM can join the Student Gerontology Association.

Clinical Assistant Professor Jen-Kahn Pettigrew serves as faculty advisor to the group.


Ra’shida (Sadie) Rockette, President
Kana Kimura, Treasurer
Katie Fisher, Secretary
Cara Charles, Vice President