University of Michigan School of Social Work

Sponsor Information

Organization Description

Advancing the social work profession’s vision and values, Michigan Social Work seeks to develop a more equitable, caring and socially just society. Such a society meets basic human needs, eliminates social and economic inequities and empowers individuals, their communities and institutions to reach their aspirations and potential. Drawing on an interdisciplinary faculty within a public university seated in a region of enormous need and promise, the School is dedicated to education, research and service that fosters progressive change at local, national and global levels.

A Grand Vision for the School’s Future

Michigan Social Work will lead the social work profession—including education, knowledge development, practice and positive impact on society—as it moves into the next generation.

Core Values

  • Striving for excellence in all we do

  • The dignity and worth of every person

  • Integrity

  • Diversity in people and ideas

  • Social justice

  • The importance of human relationships

  • Service

  • An inclusive learning environment

  • A positive work climate