CSWE provides national leadership and collective action to ensure the preparation of competent and committed social work professionals. It promotes and maintains the quality of social work educational programs and develops effective knowledge, practice, and service to promote social justice and further community and individual well-being.
More information about CSWE's purpose can be found in its bylaws (PDF).
Affirmative Action Policy and Plan
The Council on Social Work Education is committed to an affirmative action policy that permeates the entire organization and reflects the diversity of its membership. The Affirmative Action Policy applies to all areas and activities as reflected in the composition of staff, elected and appointed voluntary positions, and vendors. CSWE makes specific, continuous efforts to ensure diversity in all areas, with particular attention to the inclusion of persons from underrepresented groups.
For more information see the full Affirmative Action Policy and Plan (PDF).
2010-2011 Affirmative Action Report (PDF)