2015 Annual Diversity Report

Case Western Reserve University diversity achievements and programs are highlighted in the Office for Inclusion, Diversity and Equal Opportunity’s 2015 Annual Diversity Report. 


The Diversity 360 education program, was one of the most significant developments of the past year, with the official launch on August 4, 2015 with President Snyder and her senior leadership team. The campus-wide program emerged out of concerns voiced by students in our Sustained Dialogue program, articulated in an “I TOO AM CWRU” video, and embodied in the #webelonghere movement. 


The report also reflects on other new diversity initiatives, and includes the Social Justice Institutes "Think Tank," and the African American Society's presentation of its Lifetme Achievement Award to the late Congressman Louis Stokes.


Campus Forums Scheduled to Discuss Diversity & Inclusion External Review Report

The Office for Inclusion, Diversity and Equal Opportunity (OIDEO) will host three open forums to gather feedback from the university community on the recently released External Review Report and Recommendations. The report was commissioned by the OIDEO as part of the development of the 2016-2019 Diversity Strategic Action Plan (DSAP). A three-member team of diversity leaders from other universities visited the campus in February to assess the overall efforts of CWRU in achieving its equity, diversity, and inclusion goals. While on campus, the team met with various groups and constituents from across the campus and the report details several of the themes of those conversations and offers recommendations for next steps. As the report indicates, the Staff Advisory Council (SAC) provided a written summary of their responses to the External Review Team questions.


The first forum will be held on Tuesday, May 17, the second forum will be held on Tuesday, June 28, and the third forum will be held in the fall on Tuesday, September 27. The time for each forum will be from 12:00 p. m. to 1:30 p. m., and each forum will be held in the Tinkham Veale University Center, Ballroom C. In addition to feedback on the report, the forums will provide an opportunity to make suggestions for the upcoming DSAP. The forums are open to the entire university community, and participants are strongly encouraged to review the report online before attending a forum. The report, as well as the SAC written responses to the consultants’ questions, are available on the OIDEO homepage at www. diversity@case.edu. In addition, individuals can provide feedback about the Report online by sending their comments to diversity-virtual-forum@case.edu.


For more information about the forums, contact Christopher Jones, OIDEO's Assistant Vice President and Director of Equity, at christopher. jones3@case.edu.


The external review report and SAC repsonses are available to the CWRU campus

External Review Report

SAC responses to the external reviewers


Case Western Reserve University receives fourth consecutive national award for excellence in diversity and inclusion

HEED logoFor a fourth consecutive year, Case Western Reserve University has received national recognition for its diversity and inclusion initiatives and achievements. The university received the 2015 Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award from the national magazine, Insight Into Diversity. Case Western Reserve has been recognized by the magazine for its diversity work each year since the inception of the HEED award in 2012.  This year, the university is one of 92 colleges and universities nationally to receive the award.

Institutions receiving the award are chosen based on their commitment to diversity and inclusion, exemplary diversity initiatives and for their inclusion of all aspects of diversity in their programming, including issues related to gender, race, religion, ethnicity, the LGBT community and those with disabilities.


For a complete list of HEED winners and more information about the award, visit www.insightintodiversity.com.




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2015 Annual Diversity Report

Case Western Reserve University diversity achievements and programs are highlighted in the Office for Inclusion, Diversity and Equal Opportunity’s 2015 Annual Diversity Report. The report reflects on the Diversity 360 education program; new diversity initiatives; The Social Justice Institutes "Think Tank," and the African American Society's presentation of its Lifetme Achievement Award to the late Congressman Louis Stokes. 


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Diversity Strategic Action Plan


The Case Western Reserve University Diversity 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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Article by CWRU Administrators Stress the Importance of Collaboration Between Chief Diversity Officers and Senior International Officers

Vice President for Inclusion, Diversity and Equal Opportunity Marilyn S. Mobley, PhD, and Associate Provost for International Affairs David Fleshler, JD, co-authored an article that appears in the June 2015 edition of Insight Into Diversity. The article focuses on the importance of collaboration between university diversity officers and international officers.

The article appears on pages 16 & 17 of the June 2015 issue of INSIGHT Into Diversity. You can download the article here



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 dialogue on diversity issues.  The 11-month long program consists of monthly lunchtime presentations and discussion sessions.






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