Mission Statement

The Pacific Lutheran University Department of Social Work is dedicated to educating individuals for social work practice with individuals, families, households, groups, communities and organizations within a generalist framework that is based on a philosophy of social justice, egalitarianism, pluralism, and compassion for the oppressed.

“Educating caring, skillful generalists to be ethical agents for global and local change.”

Assistant Professor Ran Winnett leads the SOCW 360 course, Thursday, April 6, 2023, in Hauge at PLU. (PLU Photo / Sy Bean)