Social work students engage in simulation exercise

Vision, Mission, Goals & Objectives

UNCW School of Social Work Statement of Values

The faculty of the School of Social Work supports all professional values and ethics articulated by the National Association of Social Workers Code of Ethics. Further, we believe in:

  • collaborative interprofessional and intraprofessional teaching, practice and research.
  • student-centered education that prepares students for the reality of resiliency-based, reasoned and informed practice.
  • an environment that is creative, fun, collegial and supportive of community members who are passionate and committed to learning, teaching and service.
  • continuously enhancing the quality of the school and faculty through mentoring, transparency and creative and innovative engagement.
  • an appreciation of the holistic nature of diversity.

Mission Statement

The School of Social Work is dedicated to a course of study and professional preparation that educates students, pursues scholarly inquiry, and performs community service in order to promote a strengths approach to social work practice. Such an approach teaches students practice skills that advance the empowerment and well-being of individuals, families, groups, organizations, and communities as they explore policies and programs to ensure social welfare and quality social work practice.