Courage. Compassion. Competence.

Upcoming Events

SSWL Monthly Meeting  
Thursdays, February 12th & 26th, 6:30 p.m. in the Student Social Work Lounge, 4th Floor, Rm. 412, Polsky Bldg.

NEW BA/BASW Program coming to our Lakewood Campus- Informational Sessions Scheduled

Students interested in new undergraduate social work program beginning on Lakewood campus February 25, March 11, April 15, & May 13, 2015. More details

Registration Relay - Undergraduate Scheduling Assistance in 15 minutes for 2015 Summer Semester
More details
Wednesday, March 11th, 9:30 a.m. -12 noon
Friday, March 13th, 9:30 a.m. -12 noon
Friday, March 20th, 11:00 a.m. -1:00 p.m.

Social Work Honor Societies- Upcoming Deadlines
Application Deadlines- Friday, March 13, 2015 More details
MSW 2nd Yr Full-time & 4th Yr Part-time Students- Phi Alpha National Social Work Honor Society
Undergraduate students- Alpha Alpha Alpha & PHI ALPHA Honor Societies
Induction Dinner & Ceremony for all Honor Societies 
Friday, April 24, 2015,  InfoCision Stadium-Summa Field Club Level
Doors open - 5:00 p.m., Dinner- 5:30 p.m. Event concludes - 7:00 p.m.
Complimentary dinner for Inductees provided by School of Social Work

Social Work Alumni - 9th Annual Spring Fling CEU Workshop
DSM-5: What's New, What's Not
Friday, March 20, 2015, 3:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. More Details

Celebration through Graduations
Joint MSW Graduation Celebration -Friday, May 1, 2015 @ 7:00p.m. UA Quaker Square. Additional Information Coming Soon
UA Graduation -Undergraduate & Graduates- Saturday, May 9, 2015,  10:00 a.m. (Undergraduate students only) 2:00 p.m. (Graduate students only) EJ Thomas. More details

SAVE THE DATES- Field Orientations!
BA/BASW Field Orientation - Undergraduate students beginning field in Summer 2015 - Rescheduled -Friday, February 20, 27, 2015; 9:00 a.m. -11:00 a.m. or 12:00 - 2:00  p.m., 3:30 p.m. -5:30 p.m. SW Computer Lab, Rm 411, Social Work Office, Polsky Building
MSW Field Orientation
- Foundation Students moving into their Concentration Year - Friday, March 13, 2015, 1:00 -3:00 p.m. Location- Room 499, Polsky Building
MSW Field Orientation - Entering Foundation Students & 1st year Part-time students entering their 2nd year - Friday, May 8, 2015, 9:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. or 12:30 p.m.-3:00 p.m. SW Computer Lab, Rm 411, Social Work Office, Polsky Building
BA/BASW Field Orientation - Undergraduate students beginning field in Fall 2015 - Friday, June 5, 2015; 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. or 12 :00 -2:00 p.m.- SW Computer Lab, Rm 411, Social Work Office, Polsky Building

Welcome to the School of Social Work's website. Whether you are considering an undergraduate or graduate degree in social work or are simply interested in taking one of our electives, we hope you will spend some time exploring the programs we offer and becoming acquainted with the opportunities available. If you have questions, please contact us by e-mail or phone.  Our motto is: Courage. Compassion. Competence.

The School of Social Work is an accredited program through the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE).   We are committed to sharing with you our most recent program evaluation. Upon review of this document, it is our pleasure to answer your questions or discuss the implications for social work students.

  • Statement on Diversity
    The College of Health Professions (CHP) is committed to improving the human condition.  To do so, the College values diversity in all forms, including national origin, race, color, religion, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identify, disability, or veteran status; and seeks to recruit, retain, and graduate a diverse student population.

    The CHP focus on diversity demands an environment where respect for others supports meaningful dialogue across broad, interprofessional issues rooted in academic inquiry, research, and discovery.  Our graduates are prepared to address the needs of an evolving health care system and value inclusion and the opportunity to serve health needs and promote wellness opportunities to an increasingly diverse community.

  • The University of Akron is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission, a commission of The North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. 
    The accreditation cycle is 2012-13 through 2022-23

  • Non-Smoking Policy
    The CHP states in its mission that we support human health and wellness.  Smoking, in any form, is harmful and therefore cannot be supported in our mission of wellbeing.  Therefore, as of January 1, 2014, The CHP and each of its Schools, prohibits tobacco use in all its forms including smokeless tobacco and smoking through any method (cigarettes, cigars, pipes, and any similar devices). This policy also applies to e-cigarettes.  This policy is intended for the CHP's classrooms, labs, and clinics where our schools are located.
    This policy is consistent with University policy 3359-20-05.5

What Students Need to Know courtesy of the Office of Academic Affairs