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The communications team at UNC School of Social Work is responsible for the School’s website, printed magazine, monthly e-newsletter to alumni and friends, external and internal Office of the Dean outreach efforts, daily social media content, a research impact report microsite updated every fall and spring semester, print and digital publications (including brochures, shortform videos, and other promotional materials), marketing of the School’s online MSW and other programs and events, and media relations. The team works with advancement colleagues and other team members to effectively reach target audiences about the school’s world-class research efforts, burgeoning community outreach endeavors, and robust practicum programs.

A great way to follow our School is by subscribing to SSW News, our free newsletter. Each month, you’ll receive the newest edition in your email inbox.

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Social Media

The communications team manages official school accounts for these channels:

Some programs and activities within the School manage their own accounts to focus on specific topics. The communications team reposts and retweets some but not all content from these accounts on our official school accounts.

Recurring Publications

SSW News

SSW News provides a monthly update of events, awards, and other news from the School. It is distributed via email. (Our newsletter has had several different titles during its history. You may remember it as E-Contact or Impact.)

View past issues of our School’s newsletter online.

Contact Magazine

Contact 2022–2023

Contact magazine is printed annually at the close of the academic year. The magazine offers an in-depth look at the School’s programs and activities, including alumni updates and news about faculty, staff, and students.

View recent issues of Contact magazine online.

Need Assistance with Communications?

The UNC School of Social Work communications team is available to provide assistance for your announcement, event, publication or conference presentation. Fill out the coverage suggestion form to share your request. For further communications support, please reach out to Assistant Dean Barbara Wiedemann at or Assistant Director Matt Smith at

Logos and Branding

The use of the UNC School of Social Work logo and associated branding materials in a way not prescribed in the University of North Carolina’s Branding and Visual Identity Guidelines is not permitted. All University brand guidelines must be adhered to (logo clear space, size, color, etc.).

University of North Carolina’s Branding and Visual Identity Guidelines

For additional information about custom stationery or other materials, such as mailing labels, booklet envelopes, podium signs or memo pads, please contact UNC Creative.