Current students

Welcome to our section for current students.

You'll find resources, documents and forms that will help you be personally and professionally successful during your time at VCU. Remember, if you need assistance, please contact your advisor or the Office of Student Success at

Explore current student resources

Check out our podcast, "Community Unveiled"

VCU social work students can submit anonymous feedback, questions or topics you'd like addressed via our monthly podcast. Stevara Haley Clark, Ed.D., interim associate dean for academic and student affairs, will answer the discuss your submissions candidly to ensure your voices are heard. ⇨  Listen and subscribe

Community unveiled: Student inquires and school insights. Hosted by Dr. Stevara Haley Clark. VCU School of Social Work

Contact your advisor

Find your student success advisor's contact information and reach out if you have questions or would like to schedule an appointment.

Explore scholarships and aid

Review scholarships available to School of Social Work students, as well as other aid opportunities such as the Child Welfare Stipend Program.

Access documents and forms

Find documents and forms for your program, field education and more.

Discover academic resources

From writing help to professional development opportunities, we offer school-specific resources and also partner with VCU units to ensure student success.

Find field education details

Learn what to expect from your field experience, where to find the field education manual and calendar, and how to apply for your next placement. All relevant application deadlines are on the student calendar.

Request independent study/directed research

All students can create their own specialized learning experience and pursue educational goals outside of the curriculum by requesting independent study. Ph.D. students also participate in directed research.

Apply for emergency funding

The Pay It Forward Emergency Fund was created to assist our social work students who encounter an unforeseen financial emergency that would otherwise prevent them from continuing their education at VCU. Currently enrolled social work students in the B.S.W., M.S.W. and Ph.D. programs may apply if they meet eligibility requirements.

Stay connected

Don't forget to check your VCU email regularly for updates and issues of the school's weekly Resource Wire.

I was older than my peers, but no matter your age, you will receive the same warmth and connections as an undergraduate student. There’s this feeling that you will be OK, even when you’re not feeling OK, because of your classmates and that family connection.” 

Lashawnda Singleton (she/her), B.S.W. graduate; community outreach coordinator, Virginia Department of Corrections; president, Richmond chapter of the National Association of Black Social Workers
Lashawnda Singleton

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