Sexual Misconduct Policy Adopted

Case Western Reserve University has adopted a new Sexual Misconduct Policy.

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University Again Receives Recognition for its Diversity Strategies

Case Western Reserve University has once again been recognized for its diversity progress and strategies by the Economic Inclusion Commission of the Greater Cleveland Partnership. In April, the university was recognized as a member of the 2014 Commission 50. The Commission 50 designation recognizes organizations for their progress in creating, enhancing and sustaining diversity and inclusion strategies. Each year, the Economic Inclusion Commission recognizes 25 for-profit and 25 nonprofit/government organizations with the highest combined scores on board, senior management, workforce and supplier diversity on the Commission’s Employers Survey on Diversity.

2014 Annual Inclusion and Diversity Achievement Award Winners

Nearly 120 CWRU faculty, staff and students attended the Sixth Annual inclusion and Diversity Achievement Award Luncheon, which was held on campus on April 14. The annual event provides an opportunity to recognize members of the CWRU campus community who have made significant contributions to enhancing diversity and inclusion on campus.

Winners included (left to right) Graduate/Professional Student Achievement Award, Luis Muniz-Feliciano; Staff Leadership Award, Elfreda “Alfie” Chatman-Walter; Undergraduate Student Achievement Award, Nusaiba Chowdhury; and Faculty Leadership Award, Rajesh Viswanathan, PhD.

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2013 Annual Diversity Report:
Advancing Diversity

Case Western Reserve University diversity highlights and accomplishments are featured in the 2013 Annual Diversity Report from the Office of Inclusion, Diversity and Equal Opportunity. The report, released in January includes articles on the newly established Latino employee resource group Alianza Latina/Latino Alliance, the programs and projects for youngsters sponsored by CWRU's Leonard Gelfand STEMCenter and the university's NAACP chapter, which was started by students. It addition, it highlights diversity and inclusion achievements and programs from the previous year.
The annual report is available online or copies can be picked up from the Office of Inclusion, Diversity and Equal Opportunity, Adelbert Hall, Suite 315.


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Diversity Strategic Action Plan


The Case Western Reserve UniversityDiversity Strategic Action Plan (DSAP), outlines strategies to improve campus climate; increase retention and recruitment of underrepresented students, faculty and staff; and enhance leveraging and development of resources to advance diversity and inclusion. READ MORE


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  • CWRU Recognized for its Diversity Progress & Strategies

  • OIDEO VP Featured at Fourth Annual TEDxCLE Event

  • Staff Mentoring Circles Program Receives Award

  • CWRU Receives National Award from Insight Into Diversity Magazine


The Office of Faculty Diversity provides support to Faculty, Departments and Schools, around issues of faculty recruitment, retention and diversity and inclusion training.


The Faculty Diversity Officer reviews allegations of sexual harassment, discrimination (gender, sexual orientation, racial, ADA) and also serves as a facilitator for addressing faculty diversity issues in areas related to faculty duties.



Diversity Awareness Training

We provide diversity awareness workshops and consultation services for students, faculty, and staff. In some cases, we develop a program specific to goals, participants, and time frame in order to accommodate the different classes, departments, offices, and student groups that request training.

Some sessions may be conducted jointly with other offices on campus.

Train the Champion

Train the Champion aims to foster an environment that embraces diversity; assist with retention and recruitment of faculty, staff and students; encourage overall workplace satisfaction; and foster a sustained dialogue on diversity, with specific focus on issues in higher education and at Case Western Reserve. The eight-month program consists of monthly sessions and additional brown bag lunches to facilitate further, less formal discussions.


Power of Diversity Lecture Series

The annual series is designed to inspire campus dialogue, community engagement and civic education and learning about the national narrative on diversity and inclusion. All events are free and open to the public.