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School of Social Work statement on North Carolina House Bill 2

By allowing discrimination, HB2 is in direct contradiction with social work values and ethics, which include respect for the dignity and worth of all people and a commitment to social justice. We are troubled by the impact that this new law has on those who are already marginalized and vulnerable, including members of our own School of Social Work community. This legislation has created sadness, confusion, anxiety, and anger for individuals, communities, businesses, and service organizations across the state and nation. As citizens, we oppose this law.


MSW program receives top 10 ranking by US News & World Report

The UNC School of Social Work's Master of Social Work (MSW) program has been named one of the top 10 social work programs in the country, in the latest rankings by U.S. News & World Report for the 2017 edition of "America's Best Graduate Schools."

The School continues its longtime standing in the top 10. This year it is tied for 7th, making it the 4th best public school of social work in the country.


Can yoga help those experiencing depression, anxiety or PTSD?

With the growing interest in yoga as an option for treating people who experience mental health problems because of various forms of trauma, researcher Rebecca Macy weighs in on whether the evidence supports the practice as a standalone solution for improving mental health and well-being. Read more


Chowa planning interdisciplinary global research center

Associate Professor Gina Chowa hopes to create a global center dedicated to enhancing the lives of marginalized populations around the world. Read more


Adverse Weather Alert

The University is operating under Condition 2 (suspended operations) on Monday, Feb. 15. Classes are cancelled through 3:20 p.m. Individual faculty may use discretion to arrange any make-up classes or work. More info

Be sure to check alert.unc.edu for updates on university-wide cancellations. In the case of inclement weather, individual School of Social Work faculty may cancel a class at their discretion even if UNC has not canceled classes. Instructors will attempt to notify their students if class is canceled. Students are encouraged to check with their instructor to see if class is canceled.