IU School of Social Work is headquartered on the IUPUI campus with locations on 8 IU Campuses. The school also has the Department of Labor Studies
The BSW program has a Dean's list to recognize student excellence. The policy, as approved by the Faculty in 1997, reads as follows:
Each year, graduating students who rank in the upper 10 percent of their graduating class are recognized by graduating with Distinction (Highest, High, and With Distinction). These students are awarded specially colored "cords" which they wear attached to the shoulder of their graduation gowns during the commencement ceremony.
Phi Alpha Honor Society was established in 1962 to foster connections between social work students and promote humanitarian goals and ideas. Emphasizing high educational standards for social workers, Phi Alpha offers membership to students who demonstrate academic excellence. BSW juniors and seniors and graduating MSW students in the top 35% of their class are invited to join the Kappa Gamma chapter of Phi Alpha Honor Society.