The mission of the Columbia School of Social Work is to interrogate racism and other systems of oppression standing in the way of social equity and justice, and to foster social work education, practice, and research that strengthen and expand the opportunities, resources, and capabilities of all persons to achieve their full potential and well-being.


1) Create an inclusive learning and work environment that promotes diversity and excellence in research, teaching, and the training of social work professionals.

2) Partner with community service providers, advocates, and professionals across all disciplines to promote effective practices, programs, and policies that center and protect the dignity of individuals and their human rights.

3) Uphold ethical standards of competence, service, and integrity as applied locally, nationally, and globally.