The PG Department of Social Work recognizes the importance of understanding and addressing inequitable social structures and conditions for advancing individual and collective welfare and development.
The importance of supporting the struggles for social justice and social well-being of historically disadvantaged peoples and communities.
The importance conceptualizing the spaces of the social work field in broad terms, as including local, national, and international arenas, and individual, community, policy, and political-institutional contexts
Building a diverse and inclusive school environment. Towards that end, we recognize the importance of altering the cultural context of the school in ways that are welcoming to the cultures and belief systems of historically marginalized groups and communities.
The importance of accessible education; respectful and collaborative approaches to working with groups and communities; academic and intellectual freedom; collegiality; and open, democratic, and inclusive decision-making.