National Association of Social Workers (NASW) is the largest membership organization of professional social workers in the world. Two students are elected each year to serve on the South Dakota chapter of NASW. The South Dakota chapter welcomes student membership and hosts continuing education sessions and a national newsletter.

Sigma Theta Phi Alpha Honor Society is an honor society for social work students dedicated to excellence in scholarship and high professional standards. Enrolled students are life members and entitled to all lawful rights and privileges of the USD Phi Alpha Honor Society chapter.