Our commitments

For more than 100 years, our students and world-class faculty have engaged the city of Richmond, Virginia, and surrounding communities in a constant effort to inspire change and advocate social and economic justice and understanding.

Community engagement

For more than a century, our school has built its identity around community. With 500+ community partners throughout Richmond and beyond, we serve and advocate for those who experience oppression or vulnerability due to inadequate or inequitable distribution of personal, social or institutional resources.

Social and racial justice

Our school stands against oppression and aims to dismantle practices of it. To do so, it is critically necessary that we confront the history of anti-Black racism within social work and acknowledge that our own school has perpetuated, reinforced and benefitted from white dominance over its 100-year history.

With a century of history in Richmond, we are deeply ingrained in the fabric of the city through research partnerships, service projects and student internship placements.”

Beth Angell (she/her), Ph.D., dean and professor

 

Beth Angell

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