Our core commitments to equity, justice, and inclusion emphasize empathy, collaboration, and innovation in all that we do to foster an environment of support and success. Faculty and staff are dedicated to helping every student flourish in our program.
Various student organizations and year-round events bring us all together and strengthen our community, while dedicated spaces—including our Social Work Library and student lounge—provide venues for students to connect, study, and relax.
The city and the surrounding communities provide a variety of placement opportunities—including hospitals, clinics, schools, and various organizations. Take in vibrant arts and music scenes and a culture of innovation.
Join the extended Boston College community and access everything a world-class university has to offer: clubs and organizations, more than 800 research databases, health and wellness services, and much more.
Throughout your time at BCSSW, you’ll receive formal and informal guidance from faculty and staff via our dedicated Career Services Office and Student Advising Center. You’ll also have access to a variety of student organizations and events covering each concentration and topics like social justice, inclusion, and more.
Enhance the quality of student life and facilitate communication between students and administration. As the governing body for BCSSW students, the Collective promotes a culture of acceptance and inclusion with groups and committees that serve a range of interests.
Passionate about social justice? Collaborate with other student advocates to make a difference around Greater Boston.
Create opportunities for students to come together for small, informal events and two larger events each semester.
All voices are respected at BCSSW. Explore the intersection of your personal and professional beliefs with students of varying spiritual backgrounds.
BCSSW’s legislative body, the Executive Board, includes five student representatives who work alongside administrative leadership. It strives to stimulate excellence and the school’s continuing development.
LGBTQ students and allies have a space for education, discussion, and support in Spectrum. This group educates and informs the larger Social Work community on these critical topics.
Students in both the three-and four-year programs find support to succeed from their colleagues through this group.
Umoja means “unity” and represents the student organization for people of color. Umoja amplifies voices and increases awareness of issues related to race. The group presents the Racial Justice Symposium.
To assist PhD students and help them maintain their well-being, the Doctoral Outreach and Community group plans social and academic events that build community at all stages of the program.
On campus or in the community, there are many opportunities for students interested in macro social work to get involved. MSWSG gathers both macro and clinical students to discuss professional growth and community involvement.