The School of Social Welfare acknowledges that the University of Kansas occupies land that has been cared for by several tribal nations.
This land acknowledgment recognizes that Indigenous people are traditional guardians of the land and that there is an enduring relationship between Indigenous peoples and these traditional territories. Our School affirms, advocates for, and supports the sovereignty of the four-federally recognized tribes of Kansas, and the other 570 federally recognized nations in the U.S.
The acknowledgment reminds us to continue our commitment to advocating for, and supporting Indigenous students, staff, and faculty while working towards decolonizing the systems of power and oppression. Please visit the Land Acknowledgment webpage for a listing of our current actions of commitment.
We provide support to researchers so they may successfully carry out transformative social work scholarship. This includes proposal development aid, connection with university or external resources, interacting & advocating with other entities at KU or sponsors on the researcher's behalf, promoting research & opportunities for research discussions & dissemination, providing assistance to our research centers, funding research activities & promoting current initiatives.
Participation in research provides students with the opportunity to critically apply classroom knowledge to real-world community-based examination of social conditions and solutions. Students learn how to conduct, disseminate & translate research.