Learn more about CSSW's racial justice initiatives.


CSSW welcomes applications for a postdoctoral research scientist position. The successful candidate will have an interdisciplinary approach to analyzing anti-Black and/or anti-Latinx/a/o racism.

CSSW COVID-19 Updates

Click here for the latest communications issued by CSSW. Looking for social work volunteer opportunities, resources, and trainings for helping with the pandemic? See our Action Lab for Social Justice website. Classes that begin the week of January 17 resume in-person instruction on January 31. Don’t forget to upload your booster documentation by January 31.

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Mission Statement

At the Columbia School of Social Work, we believe that systems of racial oppression that impact our engagement across all sectors of society must be studied and challenged in order to dismantle these systems and address inequities across social identities. We are committed to centering race in our pursuit of social justice and anti-oppressive practice. We view this as a guiding principle for our community – using a power, race, oppression and privilege (PROP) framework across our curriculum, administrative practices, operations and personal interactions. Through the PROP lens, we aim to foster brave spaces where students, faculty and staff can engage in critically analyzing and addressing institutionalized racism, multi-systemic inequities, and various forms of oppression, thus creating an environment where diversity, equity and inclusion are at the center of our research, scholarship and all interactions with individuals, organizations and communities that we serve.

Approved in spring 2020.