Social Welfare

Cambridge Commons

Enrollment: Limited to students majoring (declared or intended) in Social Work and Criminal Justice.

Great Choice for You If:

  • You are majoring in Social Work or Criminal Justice.

Purpose: socialwelfarestudents

The mission of this LLC is: to build community among Criminal Justice and Social Work students, faculty, and advisors; to promote and foster academic and professional success within the the fields Social Work and Criminal Justice; and to provide opportunities that will allow students to strengthen the community and improve the lives of others.

Picture yourself...

  • Doing service learning projects throughout Milwaukee
  • Taking field trips to the Milwaukee Jail or Correctional Facilities
  • Talking with alumni or guest speakers within the social work and/or criminal justice fields.

Required Courses:

  • Fall Semester: Criminal Justice/Social Work 105 (1 Credit)
  • Spring Semester: Criminal Justice 110 or Social Work 100 (3 credits)

In Their Own Words:

Stan Stojkovic, Dean and Professor:
"Living and Learning communities provide our students a new and exciting way to learn. This innovative approach to learning is what our students deserve as they grasp new ideas and concepts. The Helen Bader School of Social Welfare is proud to part of this initiative." 

Ashlie Schaffner, Academic Advisor and Orientation 105 Instructor:

"I am excited to teach and advise students within the Social Welfare LLC. I believe that the opportunities being offered to students living in the Social Welfare LLC will not only help them transition easier to UW-Milwaukee but will also better prepare students for their futures within Criminal Justice and Social Work."  


Kelby Spann, Director of Student Services:

"Living Learning Communities are great opportunities for students to connect and build relationships. This cohort can also assist first year students with transitioning to the college experience."

Course/Program Contact:

Ashlie Schaffner
(414) 229-2394


Last Updated: 11/25/2013