The Social Work Program at CSC offers many opportunities for experiential learning. For example, trips to the two nearest Lakota Reservations, Rosebud and Pine Ridge, enable students to gain valuable insights into both the culture and challenges being addressed by the Lakota people. The Social Work Program also sponsors guest speakers on relevant topics each semester. Social Work students attend the NASW-NE Conference in the fall. Nationally known speakers bring insights and new information to the students. The trip also provides opportunities for CSC students to network with other Social Work students from Nebraska.
Each spring, the CSC Social Work Students travel to Lincoln for the NASW-NE sponsored Legislative Day. The event provides opportunities to meet with Legislators from each District, gain insight on legislative process, and develop understanding of the role of Social Workers elected to public office. Students observe a Legislative session and hearings on Legislative Bills. They visit Legislators’ offices to provide information on critical current issues impacting children and families in Nebraska. Of course, students also go out to eat and have a lot of fun together. The Legislative Day event is one of the highlights of the academic year.