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College of Social Work


I. DeQuincey Newman Institute

The institute carries on the mission of the Rev. I. DeQuincey Newman by promoting social justice through interdisciplinary education, consultation and research at the community, state, national and international levels.

The Newman Institute is committed to:

  • serving as a catalyst and resource for transdisciplinary teaching and advocacy on social justice issues
  • pursuing rigorous theoretical and applied research on processes and conditions that create and sustain social justice
  • maintaining and sustaining a community-centered focus on outreach to underserved populations in South Carolina
  • preparing students in social work and other related disciplines to effect positive social change around social justice issues.

About Us

The institute is located in the College of Social Work and directed by the I. DeQuincey Newman Chair. It was conceived in partnership with the university, the College of Social Work and interested community groups.

To learn more about the institute’s namesake, I. DeQuincey Newman, view his papers online through the University Libraries Digital Collections.

Visit our Facebook page to view our calendar of events, take a poll or participate in interactive discussions on a variety of social justice issues.