School of Social Work


The mission of the School of Social Work is consistent with that of Grambling State University. It is also influenced by the intent of the Consent Decree, a legal agreement between the Department of Justice and the State of Louisiana to desegregate Louisiana institutions of higher education. Incorporated and infused throughout the School's mission statement are the purposes, values and ethics of the Social Work Profession. Thus, the goals of School of Social Work at Grambling State University are to:

  • prepare students for generalist practice in public and private human service agencies, and prepare them for autonomous delivery of professional social work services at an advanced level in direct practice.
  • prepare students to develop a commitment to the enhancement of human well-being and to the alleviation of human suffering in North Central Louisiana.
  • prepare students who will be able to assist the poor, oppressed populations, especially African Americans and rural inhabitants of North Central Louisiana, in reaching the highest possible level of social functioning.
  • prepare students to integrate and demonstrate the ethics and values of the Social Work Profession in serving people of diverse backgrounds.
  • provide faculty and students with opportunities for research and scholarships
  • provide quality educational programs that will attract individuals of all ethnic backgrounds interested in pursuing professional social work education.

Council of Social Work Education (CSWE) Accreditation Compliance