The CBSW started with an emphasis on providing support to Black social work students by connecting them to professionals who care deeply about empowering students and cultivating community with the Black social work community.
There are currently 2 authorized campus chapters of the CBSW at The University of Tennessee and The University of Memphis. However, students from any campus across the country can join and participate in events. Currently, our student membership has students from Tennessee State University, Jackson State University, Lipscomb University, Union University and Austin Peay State University. If students have enough interest on their campus and would like to start a CBSW Chapter, then please click the button below to complete our Interest Form.
The University of Tennessee
UTCSW is the first student chapter, and it was started in 2019. UTCSW has campuses located in Knoxville, Nashville, and Online. The student leadership team is comprised of students from all of those campuses.
Faculty Advisor: Professor Carmen Reese Foster
2022-2023 Student Leaders: De'Ayne Scaife (Co-President, MSSW Student) & Bailey Springer (Co-President, MSSW Student), Kilexyus Moore (Vice President, MSSW Student), Amiee Sadler (Secretary, BSSW Student), Dominique Perkins (Treasurer, MSSW Student)
The University of Memphis
The campus chapter at the University of Memphis started in 2021. This also includes participation from the University of Memphis at Lambuth Campus. Their student leadership team is currently composed of students from their DSW and MSW Programs.
Faculty Advisors: Professor Kenya Anderson & Professor Morgan Austin-Dodson
2022-23 Student Leaders: Keena Friday-Gilbert (President, DSW Student) & Jennifer Pierce (Vice President, MSW Student)