Initiated as a Social Welfare Section within the Department of Sociology and Social Welfare in 1950 in the then College of Liberal Arts, the present College of Social Work and Community Development (CSWCD) became a separate Department of Social Work by 1961 and evolved into the Institute of Social Work and Community Development in 1969 through R.A. 5174 which was passed in 1967. Its reclassification as a full-fledged college was prompted by the University’s move to standardize the nomenclature of academic units performing similar functions. The CSWCD offers graduate and undergraduate programs in both social work and community development, as well as graduate programs on women and development.


Katarungan, Kapayapaan at Likas-Kayang Kaginhawahang Pinagsasaluhan ng Bayan at Sanlibutan (Justice, peace and sustainable well-being shared by the Filipino people and the global community)


Academic excellence in the service of the nation and the global community through participatory, gender responsive, empowering and transformative development praxis.

Core Values

CSWCD’s development praxis is anchored on people’s participation and empowerment, personal and social transformation, solidarity with marginalized groups, and gender-responsiveness.
Its pursuit of academic excellence rests on integration of theory and practice, and is infused with passionate scholarship, critical thinking, innovativeness and creativity…



Dr. Sylvia E. Claudio



Prof. Mary Lou L. Alcid 

College Secretary


Prof. Ma. Linnea V. Tanchuling

Department Chair

Department of Community Development


Prof. Yolanda G. Ealdama

Department Chair

Department of Social Work


Dr. Teresita V. Barrameda

Department Chair

Department of Women and Development Studies



Dr. Ma. Theresa V. Tungpalan 


Doctor in Social Development Program


Prof. John Erwin S. Banez


Research and Extension for Development Office


Ms. Soledad Fonseca

College Librarian


Ms. Mary Jane R. Demegillo

Administrative Officer 5