School of Social Work

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Dean’s update: BHM & our commitment to social, racial justice

Dear SSW Community, February marks Black History Month, when we are invited to celebrate the role and contributions of Black Americans to American history. As Rutgers University President Jonathan Holloway reminded us in a recent New York Times editorial, the recognition of Black History Month can be made deeper and more meaningful if it “produces […]

6 student fellows join school task force focused on racial justice and equity

The VCU School of Social Work has selected six students for new Radical Alliance for Anti-Racism, Change and Equity (RAACE) student fellowships as part of efforts in the school to conduct a self-examination of oppression and anti-Blackness. The students represent the Association of Black Social Workers at VCU student organization and the school’s three academic […]

’73 classmates form volunteer dream team for social work fundraising campaign

Sherry Peterson (M.S.W.’73/SW) knew what a successful fundraising campaign looked like. Katharine Webb (M.S.W.’73/SW) was as connected an alumna as you could hope to find. Together, the VCU School of Social Work classmates – along with Sherry’s husband and fellow classmate, Bill (M.S.W.’73/SW) –  formed the perfect team, serving as volunteer chairs for the school’s […]

Mid-semester message from dean, associate dean

Dear School of Social Work Students, We reach out to you as we move into mid-semester to acknowledge the heavy weight of this time, and to remind you of ways you can communicate with us as administrative leaders of the School. As you maneuver learning during a global pandemic and during a time when we […]

Social work supporters contribute $3.2 million to Make It Real Campaign

“Giving 110 percent” is one of the oldest cliches in the books. But the VCU School of Social Work’s network of donors, alumni and friends have turned a trite saying into an amazing reality. When the university closed the books on the eight-year Make It Real Campaign at the end of June, giving to the […]

Social Justice in Politics with Dr. Charles Lewis

The VCU School of Social Work welcomed Charles E. Lewis, Ph.D., founder and director of the Congressional Research Institute of Social Work and Policy (CRISP), to a virtual event, Social Justice in Politics: Get out the vote in 2020, on Sept. 16. Lewis, a social worker, discussed the role of social work in the democratic […]

New associate dean Gomez brings focus on students, community

Rebecca Gomez, Ph.D., LCSW, has a CV chock-full of awards, many of them related to technology, innovation and online learning. But VCU School of Social Work’s incoming associate dean for academic and students affairs says her focus and philosophy can be much more simply stated: students and community. “As an institution, everything we do is […]

Dean Angell’s student update on fall 2020 semester

Dear SSW Students, VCU has created the One VCU: Responsible Together plan that outlines a phased approach to reopening campus that prioritizes student, faculty, and staff safety. This update provides information about how these guidelines and procedures will affect students in our B.S.W., M.S.W. and Ph.D. programs. Student Responsibilities. As described in VCU’s plan, students […]

Dean and associate dean statement of support and solidarity with student and alumni protesters

“Eternal vigilance is the price of liberty, and it does seem to me that notwithstanding all these social agencies and activities there is not that vigilance which should be exercised in the preservation of our rights.”  – Ida B. Wells-Barnett, Crusade for Justice: The Autobiography of Ida B. Wells “The good we secure for ourselves […]

Communication from Dean Angell on anti-Black racism and violence

I want to welcome all of the new students beginning their social work careers with us this summer, including our largest-ever cohort of 39 M.S.W. Advanced Standing students and our first ever summer entry cohort of 65 online M.S.W. students. I also want to welcome those of you continuing in our B.S.W., M.S.W., and Ph.D. […]

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