Students in School of Social Work Building A Rm108

Inclusive Excellence

Guided by the NASW Code of Ethics, we will continue our goal to build our School into a diverse group of individuals committed to social justice and celebrate our various social identities that reflect our student body. To uplift inclusive excellence, we commit to equity, which means intentionally building conditions within the School that create more space and remove barriers for diverse, and historically excluded individuals.

The following strategies that promote inclusion, equity, and diversity can help the SSW achieve inclusive excellence.

  • Introspective training for faculty and staff
  • Teaching strategies and training on inclusiveness
  • Initiate professional development brown bags, seminars, or workshops in-house
  • Develop inclusive learning events for multiple communities (internal and external)
  • Monthly social activity/Increase the number of formal and informal faculty and staff get-togethers
  • Gather for social connecting and building community before faculty and staff meetings.
  • Initiate social and service events using faculty and staff volunteers
  • Feature SSW teams/areas in the e-newsletter (external).
  • Encourage faculty/staff to follow at least one of the SSW media platforms.
  • More conversation with faculty/staff on best methods to improve communication.
  • Maximize the number and breadth of communication vehicles (online and offline).
  • Increase engagement social and professional opportunities throughout the academic year for students, staff, and faculty to interact.
  • Facilitate universally accessible physical spaces that facilitate social interactions and networking, as well as spaces that support and affirm gender identity and expression and mothering needs.
  • Promote accessible virtual spaces that facilitate social interactions and networking.