IU School of Social Work is headquartered on the IUPUI campus with locations on 8 IU Campuses. The school also has the Department of Labor Studies
Graduates of the Indiana University School of Social Work (IUSSW) go on to promote social and economic justice at every level-from providing for the well-being of others to shaping social and economic policies. Since 1911, the school has been dedicated to developing competent, caring professionals who are qualified to assume leadership roles in social work practice, and who strive to enrich the lives of the people they touch. The Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) accredits the Master of Social Work program at Indiana University (continuously since 1923). Whether you want to begin a career in social work, or are preparing for an advanced leadership role in practice, research, or policy development-Indiana University School of Social Work sets the standards for innovative and inspired social work education. In addition to social work, the School also serves as the home of the university's Labor Studies Program. With more than 60 years of leadership in the field of Labor Studies and labor education, Indiana University continues to pioneer innovative and quality educational opportunities in this field.
The School of Social work offers programs on campuses across the state of Indiana including Indianapolis (IUPUI), Bloomington (IUB), Richmond (IUE), Gary (IUN), New Albany(IUS), Fort Wayne (IPFW) and South Bend (IUSB).
Students are provided with the essential knowledge and skills to strengthen the labor movement and trade unionism, develop an understanding of collective action, and learn how to achieve workers' rights and equity and how to promote democratic institutions.
The Labor Studies Program provides programs at nine of the Indiana University's campuses and offers the following degrees:
Based on the tradition of the social work profession, and consistent with Indiana University’s Equal Opportunity Policy, the Indiana University School of Social Work affirms and conducts all aspects of its teaching, scholarship, and service activities without discrimination on the basis of race, color, gender, socio-economic status, marital status, national or ethnic origin, age, religion or creed, disability, or political or sexual orientation.
The School of Social Work has a strong commitment to diversity and nondiscrimination. Indeed, diversity is celebrated as a strength. This perspective is demonstrated by the composition of its faculty and student body, curriculum content, and recruitment and retention activities. Further commitment is demonstrated through participation in university committees dealing with oppressed populations, numerous service activities, including advocacy on behalf of the disadvantaged, the selection of field practicum sites, and by school policies related to promotion and tenure of its faculty.