A focus on empathy, collaboration, and innovation fosters an environment of support and success. Annual events bring the community together and dedicated spaces—including our Social Work Library and student lounge—provide venues to connect, study, and relax.
BCSSW's Core Committments
At the School of Social Work, we are committed to equity, justice, and inclusion. Our faculty and staff are dedicated to helping every student flourish through an emphasis on empathy, collaboration, and innovation.
The governing body for BCSSW students works to enhance the quality of student life and facilitate communication between students and administration as well as promote a culture of acceptance and inclusion through groups and committees that serve a range of interests.
Collaborate with other student advocates to make a difference around Greater Boston.
Create opportunities for students to come together for small, informal events and two larger events each semester.
Explore the intersection of your personal and professional beliefs with students of varying spiritual backgrounds.
Serve on the legislative body of five student representatives who work alongside administrative leadership.
LGBTQ+ students and allies have a space for education, discussion, and support in Spectrum.
Students interested in macro social work discuss professional growth and community involvement.
Students in both the three-and four-year programs find support to succeed from their colleagues through this group.
Umoja, meansing “unity,” amplifies the voices of people of color and increases awareness of issues related to race.
The DOC plans social and academic events that build community at all stages of the PhD program.
“I am surrounded by a community and team who are asking questions, challenging the status quo, and seeking to be the best practitioners possible. I feel I can easily tap a professor on the shoulder for guidance as easily as I can collaborate with my peers on outreach and advocacy.”