Bylaws and Policies
Bylaws: June 26, 2018
CSWE provides national leadership and collective action designed to ensure the preparation and continued growth of competent and committed social work professionals. This includes promoting and maintaining the quality of social work educational programs and stimulating the development of knowledge, practice, and service effectiveness designed to promote social justice and further community and individual well-being. More information about CSWE's purpose can be found in its bylaws (PDF) that were updated in June 26, 2018.
Memorandum of Understanding: February 10, 2012A Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the CSWE Board of Directors and the CSWE Commission on Accreditation (COA) was signed on February 10, 2012. This MOU (PDF) affirms the Board's role in approving educational policy, but it delegates to the COA the sole authority to develop and adopt accreditation standards. Reference in the MOU to the COA February 10, 2012 Resolution is located here.
CSWE Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Policy
The Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) is committed to valuing and reflecting the diverse voices, perspectives, and experiences of our members throughout the organization and its programming. The intent of this document is to provide guidance on including diverse voices and perspectives and to keep diversity, equity, and inclusion in focus as we hire staff, appoint volunteers, elect individuals, and select vendors. This includes, but is not limited to, culture, race, religion, age, sex/gender, sexual orientation, disability, and country of origin of people. As our understanding deepens about the intersectional, complex, and nuanced nature of diversity, this document will help the organization be responsive, innovative, and forward-thinking. This policy is not intended to remain static and can be accessed at this link.
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 historically underrepresented and marginalized groups.