Get involved in student government and the alliances at Silberman!
There are six active student groups at the School of Social Work. The active alliances are: the Anti-Racist Collective at Hunter College (ARCH); the Gender and Sexuality Alliance (GASA); the One-Year Residency (OYR) Alliance; the Social Workers For Single Payer Health Care; the Women of Color Collective (WOCC) and the Board of Student Representatives (BSR), which serves as the School’s student government and acts as an umbrella organization to the other alliances.
If you are interested in becoming a member of one of these student groups, please visit the BSR on the fourth floor and add your name to the group’s listserv. A member from the group will contact you directly about your participation. If you are interested in starting a new group, please contact the Director of Student Affairs on the seventh floor for more information.
Board of Student Representatives (BSR)
The Board of Student Representatives (BSR) serves as the student government for the School. The BSR works with the alliances to organize Common Day and other student-led events. The BSR also meets regularly with the Dean, the Associate Dean for Academic and Student Affairs, and the Director of Student Services to advocate for and address student issues and needs, often joining with an alliance to pursue a specific ageny.
One-Year Residency (OYR) Alliance
The OYR Alliance is geared toward OYR (One-Year Residence) students at Hunter College School of Social Work. This alliance helps students feel more at home at HCSSW by allowing them to voice their concerns, as well as finding time to decompress. The OYR Alliance helps advocate for OYR students and is a strong link between them and HCSSW.
Anti-Racist Collective at Hunter College (ARCH)
ARCH works to process and discuss the many issues surrounding race that we encounter every day with the goals of activism and change. ARCH works to bring thought-provoking and poignant events to the students at Silberman SSW.
Gender and Sexuality Alliance (GASA)
The Gender and Sexuality Alliance (GASA) is an alliance of students at the Silberman School of Social Work who are committed to the equity of all sexual orientations, genders, and identities. GASA seeks to promote inclusion, visibility, and sensitivity at Silberman of all sexual orientations, genders, and identities, especially in Silberman’s policies, spaces, and curriculum.
Social Workers for Single Payer Health Care
Social Workers for Single Payer Health Care is an alliance of social work students advocating for single payer health care. Single payer means publicly financed health care for everyone in America, also known as Improved and Expanded Medicare for All. Our goal is to get rid of the private health insurance system that puts profits ahead of patients.
Women of Color Collective (WOCC)
The Women of Color Collective is a Silberman School of Social Work student alliance that seeks to address the intersections of race, class, gender, sexuality, and immigration status from the perspectives of women of color. Our mission is to unite and empower one another to become change agents while working towards anti-oppression, through direct action, critical dialogue, and grassroots organizing.
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