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Our Philosophy

Our Mission

The diverse community of our school is unified by our vision of a better society achieved through the generation and transmission of knowledge, promotion of social justice and service to humanity.

Our Goals

In our teaching, research and service, we strive to:

  • Educate future social workers who will lead the profession regionally, nationally and internationally.
  • Facilitate critical inquiry into and analysis of the causes and consequences of social problems and injustice.
  • Produce innovative, theoretically-based and empirically-sound means of alleviating and rectifying such problems and injustices through policy and practice.
  • Provide professional leadership in resolving critical social, economic and political challenges.
  • Be responsive and responsible members of our university, regional, national and global communities.
  • Honor the inherent dignity, rights and strengths of all individuals, families and communities.