We educate, innovate, transform, and advocate. All to strengthen vulnerable families.
We cultivate a diverse and award-winning faculty. We feature a unique internship program that prepares our students for professional success. And you can find our alumni enacting social change throughout the world.
The School of Social Work embraces the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign’s mission of enhancing the lives of citizens in Illinois,
across the nation and around the world through our leadership in learning, discovery, engagement and economic development. Our mission is to prepare tomorrow’s leaders to be advocates for, and agents of, social change. The School is also committed to developing and disseminating knowledge that contributes to responsive social welfare policies, programs, and practices. The School promotes the values of the social work profession through its commitment to diversity and social justice, its focus on reciprocal interactions between people and their ecological systems, and its emphasis on the use of research-based practice with vulnerable and marginalized populations.