School of Social Work

What We Do

The School of Social Work at Rhode Island College is a center of excellence for lifelong learning in social work and human services in Rhode Island and southeastern New England.

Contact Information
  • local_phone401-456-8042
  • placeGuardo Hall - Building 9 East Campus

Our faculty's depth of knowledge and experience combined with their commitment to approach students as colleagues enable the School of Social Work to maintain its reputation for graduating highly employable and passionate social workers

How We Prepare Our Students

The School of Social Work at Rhode Island College prepares practitioners to:

  • work ​with oppressed groups to alleviate injustice, discrimination and poverty
  • facilitate social policies and resources that meet basic human needs and enhance the quality of life
  • create accessible, responsible, accountable human service programs

United by our professional values and principles, we deliver a rigorous academic program and graduate superior social workers who collectively work to enhance the human experience. 

More on Our Mission, Vision and Values


The Center of Excellence | Centro de Excelencia has Arrived!

Created to fill the void of racial and cultural diversity in Rhode Island's behavioral healthcare workforce, the Atrévete Center of Excellence for Latinx/Hispanic Social Work Practice is designed to:

  • build a pipeline of Latinx students from high schools and community colleges to the Accelerated B.S.W. to M.S.W. program
  • recruit and retain Latinx faculty
  • facilitate student-faculty research
  • build community partnerships

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