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:
- 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.
We live our values, which exemplify those of the social work profession and the UB School of Social Work within the context of trauma-informed and human rights perspectives. Our core values are embedded within each of us, and we uphold them in our daily actions toward colleagues, students, ourselves and all others.