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School of Social Work accreditation records

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 1227

Scope and Contents

Contains the documents given to the accreditation reviewers of the Brigham Young University School of Social Work based on the Council of Social Work Education's Educational Policy and Accreditation Standards (EPAS). The accreditation team was on campus from November 7-9, 2005.


  • 2005


Conditions Governing Access

Restricted. Closed for 35 years from the date of creation of the records, and thereafter open to the public in accordance with the University Archives Policy.

Conditions Governing Use

It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from School of Social Work accreditation records must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.

Administrative History

Social Work at Brigham Young University had its beginnings as an "emphasis of study" in the major of sociology. Two prominent sociologists, Professor Joe Symons and Professor John Christiansen had a dream that one day BYU would educate professional social workers. In 1969 a landmark decision was made to hire a practicing social worker from the local community and move forward with the creation of a major in social work. Dr. Eugene Gibbons was extended an invitation to join the Sociology Department as a permanent faculty member and was given the responsibility of providing leadership in the development of the Social Work major. Social Work remained in the Department of Sociology until 1980, at which time it became its own department. Shortly after the MSW program was developed and initiated in 1982, the Social Work Department approached the University administration concerning the Department's organizational structure. In 1985 the Social Work Department became the School of Social Work.


2 boxes (1 linear ft.)

Language of Materials


Custodial History

Transferred from the School of Social Work, November 2005.


Departmental records (University Archives collecting policy, July 2003).


Former title: EPAS Re-Affirmation documents

Register of School of Social Work accreditation records
Jennifer Kim
2011 September 1
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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Script of description
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English in Latin script.

Repository Details

Part of the L. Tom Perry Special Collections. University Archives Repository

1130 HBLL
Brigham Young University
Provo UT 84602 US