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 3 authorized campus chapters of the CBSW at The University of Tennessee (Knoxville, Nashville, and Online campuses), The University of Memphis (Memphis and Lambuth, TN campuses), and Southern Adventist University (Chattanooga, TN). However, students from any campus across the country can join and participate in events. Currently, our student membership has students from Belmont University, 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 Advisors: Dr. Andrea Joseph-McCatty and Dr. Dashawna Fussell-Ware
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
Southern Adventist University
The campus chapter at Southern Adventist University in Chattanooga, TN, started in the Fall of 2023. Their leadership team is composed of BSW & MSW students.
Faculty Advisors: Professor Stephanie Guster & Professor Candy Dolcy.