The Silver Community
Students as Leaders
Our nearly two-dozen student councils, affinity organizations, and interest groups provide students with opportunities to pursue leadership, meet like-minded peers, enhance professional development, engage in community organizing, and take collective action.
Helping to build the Trans + Queer = Collective has allowed me to find safety, validation, and support at Silver...Being involved in student groups has been a sustaining and grounding force throughout my MSW program.
The Next Generation of Nonprofit and Public Sector Leadership
Through specialized educational initiatives like our Adaptive Leadership Fellowship and Macro Practice in Organizations Focused Learning Opportunity, we are training students to exercise leadership in their fieldwork and assume leadership positions in their professional careers.
Fostering Community While Facilitating Professional Growth
As a Graduate Student Association First Year Representative, Ashma Luitel, MSW '21, helped organize Silver Community Day for her peers. The day-long, student-led professional development event, which was formerly known as "Common Day," was renamed "Community Day" in 2020. "Community brings people together," Ashma explained. "It fosters connection, it facilitates growing together. That was our intention."