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.
In our teaching, research and service, we strive to:
We live our values, which exemplify those of the social work profession and the UB School of Social Work within the context of a Trauma Informed-Human Rights perspective. Our core values are embedded within each of us, and we uphold them in our daily actions toward coworkers, students, ourselves, and all others.
|Service||We are committed to being of service to others in order to improve the quality of life for people locally, regionally, nationally and internationally.|
|Respect||We nurture and value all people without regard for status by respecting the influence of environment and histories and recognize their needs, unique contributions and progress.|
|Collaboration||We promote collaboration to improve outcomes; we value the diversity and expertise that everyone brings to the process.|
|Leadership||We accept our professional obligation to contribute to leading change that improves individual lives, communities, society and nations.|
|Human Rights and Social Justice||We pursue social and economic justice for diverse, marginalized, oppressed, and disenfranchised groups.|
|Growth||We embrace the capacity for growth in ourselves and all others.|
|Professionalism||We demonstrate behavior that reflects our professional values at all times. We uphold ourselves and the social work profession to the highest standards of excellence.|
|Excellence||We strive for excellence in our learning, teaching, research, collaboration, advocacy, and service provision. We honor and celebrate the contribution of all members of the School community.|
|Responsibility||We are fully accountable for both our actions and inactions as social workers. We promote and embrace all aspects of self-care.|