The Division of Social Work strives to prepare ethical and competent social workers who can both lead and serve our richly diverse populations in the development and delivery of services that contribute to human well-being and social justice. The Division offers professional undergraduate and graduate degree programs that prepare competent and reflective social workers who apply critical thinking in social work practice and research. Rooted in long standing and evolving partnerships with community-based agencies, educational institutions, local and state government, we prepare students to effectively serve culturally-diverse and vulnerable individuals, families and communities in various areas and capacities as practitioners, leaders, and social justice advocates.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, our program and our students have had to adapt to new ways of learning. As the campus transitions back to in person learning, our students are still feeling the impacts of the last two years. Students faced changes in internship sites, classes entirely in a virtual setting, and course work requiring engagement with the public that needed to be postponed. This shift was challenging for our students, but The Division of Social Work has persevered through this and is committed to continuing to help our students be successful during this time of adversity and transition.
Please consider supporting the Division of Social Work’s General Fund. This fund allows the department chair to allocate funds to the greatest needs in the Department—and during these times those needs are focused on our students. So many students are experiencing financial hardship due to this pandemic and your support can directly and immediately help them. Thank you in advance for your support.