Mission Statement

Through education, research, and community engagement, the University of Utah College of Social Work advances the transformation of policies, practice, and interventions to alleviate human suffering, enhance well-being, and promote social justice.

 Strategic Plan 

  • Grow funding that directly and indirectly supports CSW research
  • Increase productivity and dissemination of CSW research
  • Provide cutting-edge curriculum and training to students in classrooms, practicum sites, and research settings
  • Support student research through funding and mentoring
  • Expand collaborative research and interprofessional education opportunities
  • Provide quality experiences for students from application to completion
  • Offer a diverse and inclusive learning environment
  • Extend and continually improve online and technology-enhanced degree and certificate programs
  • Expand student funding support through scholarships and assistanceships to increase access and opportunities
  • Produce research that addresses social challenges in our world
  • Provide services that meet societal needs, particularly for vulnerable populations
  • Facilitate diverse opportunities for learning and collaboration through practicum experiences, global leaning opportunities, and interprofessional education
  • Lead community conversations on current events
  • Increase our national visibility through impactful research and academic achievements
  • Provide state-of-the-art facilities for students, educators, researchers, and community
  • Share our stories – communicate our achievements with stakeholders, community members, and national peers
  • Ensure a safe and comfortable learning and working environment for our students, faculty, and staff

 Core Values
 The College of Social Work shares the University of Utah’s Core Values 

The U is committed to providing the financial assistance, personalized support, and engaged learning experiences that increase access to the university and facilitate persistence through degree completion.

The U engages in cutting-edge teaching and research that foster inter- and trans-disciplinary innovation, creativity, entrepreneurship, and knowledge and technology transfer.
The U celebrates the rich diversity of people as well as creative and intellectual traditions by being inclusive in every respect.
The U contributes to a more sustainable world through research, teaching, and demonstrating best practices in protecting and enhancing the natural and built environment on the campus and environs, making it a great place to live, learn, work, play, create, recreate, and visit.
The U thinks and acts globally by increasing opportunities for students and faculty to engage in international study, teaching, research, and service.
The U maintains a strong sense of community among students, faculty, and staff, and cultivates meaningful university, neighborhood, city, region, state, and global partnerships.
The U engages students, faculty, staff, and the larger community in conversations that lead to positive transformation at the local, state, national, and global levels.
Last Updated: 1/11/19