Mission & Vision
Saint Louis University School of Social Work prepares students for professional practice with a commitment to social justice and the empowerment of vulnerable and oppressed populations. The School strives for a dynamic community of learning with excellence in teaching, research, and service.
1. To use knowledge, values, and skills in professional practice.
2. To contribute to the advancement of knowledge within the professions.
3. To use skills, talents, and time in pursuit of social justice.
As faculty and staff, we endeavor to help our constituents -- students, the larger university community, alumni, and professional colleagues -- to develop as critical, reflective thinkers who are capable and willing to exercise leadership in advancing the cause of human good in the world.
We pursue this goal by providing learning-teaching environments, which nurture, strengthen, and sustain creative intellectual, emotional, social, spiritual, and technical abilities and interests.
We encourage and support innovative scholarship and research.
We strive for excellence in teaching, advising, and mentoring.
We actively engage in community service, linking the School and its resources to local, national, and international communities to eliminate ignorance, poverty, injustice, hunger, and the forces that perpetuate these social ills.