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Become a Leader at Your School.

Be A U-Link Advocate! 

Help shape the social work profession for students in Michigan by becoming a U-Link Advocate! U-Link is a NASW-Michigan initiative that identifies students leaders from each social work program in Michigan who will serve as a link between their respective program and National Association of Social Workers. It is our hope that through this initiative, a stronger working relationship will be created between the universities and the NASW-Michigan Chapter.


  • Be an active member of the National Association of Social Workers   (
  • Serve on U-Link for your school for both the Fall and Winter semesters (students may serve additional terms, as long as they remain a student)
  • Attend an in-person orientation on Sunday, October 2nd, 2016 from 10-4 in Lansing
  • Participate in monthly conference calls to receive Chapter and professional updates
  • Attend annual Legislative, Education and Advocacy Day (LEAD) on Wednesday, October 25, 2016
  • Host at least one on-campus event per year (can be in partner with other U-Link



  • Special trainings/workshops just for Ulink Advocates
  • Insider updates on policy/legislation affecting social workers
  • Ability to get your work published in a statewide magazine seen by 6000+ social workers
  • Recognition of service in NASW-Michigan newsletter and webpage 
  • Unique opportunities for organizing and advocacy
  • Statewide and regional professional networking
  • Reduced registration fee for all NASW-Michigan events for a year & discounts on merchandise
  • Certificate of service from NASW-Michigan

Interested in serving as a U-LINK Representative?

If you want to become a U-LINK Representative for your Program/University, please fill out an application by clicking here.

Applications should be emailed to Director of Member Services & Development Duane Breijak at

Download a ULink flyer here.

Application Timeline: Deadline for 2016-2017 Advocates is Sunday, September 25, 2016.

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