Beta Epsilon partners with international students to help Second Harvest Heartland

December 1, 2014
Beta Epsilon partnered with international students to work with Second Harvest Heartland
Packaging food at Second Harvest Heartland

This semester, the leadership team from Beta Epsilon has been working with St. Catherine University - University of St. Thomas international students to respond to the concern that international students do not always feel recognized and integrated into the larger community. In an effort to be more inclusive and welcoming while serving the common good, a partnership was formed. On November 29, 2014 eighteen Beta members and international students collectively packaged 8, 634 pounds of food for Second Harvest Heartland food bank along with other volunteers. It was a truly community building event. Yay Beta!

Beta Epsilon, the St. Catherine University/University of St. Thomas School of Social Work Chapter of the Phi Alpha Honor Society, recognizes and encourages superior academic achievement among undergraduate social work students, service to the community, advancement in scholarship, and social justice while promoting humanitarian goals and ideals. Beta Epsilon fosters high standards of education for social workers and invites into membership those who have attained excellence in scholarship and achievement in social work. Each year, students participate in service to the community and engage in scholarship activities.