Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration

Each year, Case Western Reserve University honors Martin Luther King, Jr.—the holiday, the man and the legacy—with a weeklong celebration that includes a range of activities including workshops, panel discussions and acclaimed speakers.

Award winning journalist, Charlayne Hunter-Gault headlines this year's MLK convocation being held on Friday, January 23, 2015 at 12:30 p.m. at the new Tinkham Veale University Center.

The event is free and open to the public, although tickets are required. To register for a ticket, click here.

Details of all of the events taking place from January 16 - 23, 2015 can be found on the CWRU event list.


Campus-wide Conversation - MLK Essay Contest

The Martin Luther King Jr. essay contest invites all current Case Western Reserve University students, faculty and staff members to reflect on the application of King’s values and vision to contemporary social, political and economic issues.

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Neuroscience Initiative to Enhance Diversity


Power of Diversity
Spring 2015 Series

Monday, February 2, 20156 p.m.
Tinkham Veale University Center Ballroom, 2nd floor, CWRU campus

Town Hall of Cleveland at Case Western Reserve University presents

Sarah Lewis

“The Rise: Creativity, the Gift of Failure,
and the Search for Mastery”

Sarah Lewis is a bestselling author and art historian. She has served on President Barack Obama’s Arts Policy Committee and is a faculty member at Yale University, School of Art in the Master of Fine Arts program.

This lecture is presented in partnership with the Power of Diversity Lecture Series.

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Wednesday, February 25, 2015
3 p.m., Senior Classroom, Tinkham Veale University Center

Blanton S. Tolbert, PhD
CWRU Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry
“Molecules of HIV: The Importance of Diverse Perspectives”


Tuesday, March 17, 2015
3 p.m., Senior Classroom, Tinkham Veale University Center
Jessie Hill, JD
CWRU Associate Dean of Faculty Development and Research, Professor of Law & Laura Chisolm Distinguished Research Scholar, School of Law

“Reproductive Rights or Reproductive Justice?”



To RSVP for the Feb. 25 or March 17 lectures, email For more information, visit the Power of Diversity webpage or email



CWRU Receives National Award for Excellence in Diversity and Inclusion

For a third consecutive year, Case Western Reserve University has received national recognition for its commitment to diversity and inclusion. The university has been awarded the 2014 Higher Education Excellent in Diversity (HEED) award from the national magazine, Insight Into Diversity. (READ FULL STORY)



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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.


PDFDiversity Climate Survery Results (pdf)

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Insight on DIVERSITY

PDFAnnual report
Advancing Diversity

2013 Annual report (pdf)

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

Sexual Misconduct Policy

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

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Sexual Misconduct Report:
2013-2014 Annual Report (pdf)


Invest in the Office of Inclusion, Diversity and Equal Opportunity
– Diversity Matters!

Your contribution to the newly established Diversity Champion Fund has transformative power.


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.






News Headlines

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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