Social Work



  Dr. Rebecca A. Chaisson


  New Science Building, Room 216


  504-286-5387 Fax


The School of Social Work at Southern University at New Orleans is located in a culturally diverse city which serves as an incubator for our students. Through various community activities, our students can operationalize the themes of our program…advocacy, empowerment and transformation.

This environment allows our students to become active participants in strengthening the residents, communities, and organizations of our great city and surrounding parishes. Our programs prepare our students to recognize and address the inequities in social justice and human rights for all but more importantly for persons who are disenfranchised.

With all the domestic and international environmental and societal concerns that permeate our local and global society, it is a wonderful and rewarding time to become a social worker. Our faculty represents a cross section of experiences and training and willingly brings to the classroom their experiences in and knowledge of research, community empowerment, health care, mental health and  evidence based interventions with children, families, youth and the elderly. We encourage you to link to our faculty and contact them.

Our rigorous academic programs are known throughout this region. Both our BSW and MSW students are actively recruited upon graduation. You also will locate relevant information for potential students, including our MSW application, our BSW & MSW course descriptions, our educational philosophy and student activities.

Please take time to know us. Our faculty, staff, students and administrators are eager to respond to your inquiries.

BSW Student Learning Outcomes

Social Work Graduate Program

Field Supervisor's Handbook


With the renovation of the University Center, Library and Bashful Administration Building complete, SUNO is ready to start construction on four few buildings:the Millie M. Charles School of Social Work, the Education Building, the Natural Science Building, and the Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences Building.