Tuesday, April 8, 2014 3 p.m., Thwing Center, 1914 Lounge

Ronald Hickman, PhD, RN, ACNP-BC

Assistant Professor at CWRU's Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing; clinical appointment Department of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine at University Hospitals Case Medical Center


"Leveraging the Power of the Community to Improve Health"

Before being appointed as an assistant professor, ronald Hickman spent four years developing a program of research focused on innovative interventions to enhance health care decision-making and discovery of genomic biomarkers for chronic respiratory failure.

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2014 Annual Inclusion and Diversity Achievement Awards Luncheon

Monday, April 14, 2014 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Thwing Ballroom

Reserve your seat for the luncheon

Nominations Are Now Being Accepted For The Annual Diversity Achievement Awards

Faculty Leadership, Staff Leadership, Department/Office/Unit Excellence, Graduate/Professional Student Achievement and Undergradute Student Achievement. Deadline: Wednesday, April, 2014.


The Office of Inclusion, Diversity and Equal Opportunity at Case Western Reserve University presents diversity awards to members of the university community in recognition of significant contributions toward enhancing the university's commitment to diversity through inclusive thinking, mindful learning and transformative dialogue. These awards recognize and encourage contributions such as promoting respect, building community, establishing effective cross-cultural initiatives, advocating equity and inclusion within the university community, as well as others.

Read more about the awards and see previous winners



2014 Martin Luther King Jr. Essay Winners

A record number of essays were received for the 2014 MLK Essay Contest. The contest invited staff, faculty and staff to write essays reflecting on the application of Dr. King's values and vision to contemporary social, political and economic issues. This year, 122 entries were received – more than double the number of essays received in 2013. 
Click here to see the full list of winners and honorable mentions



Read the Latest E-News Edition

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)

PDFRead our latest Newsletter (PDF)
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


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

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


News Headlines

Read full stories

  • University Adopts Interim Policy on Sexual Misconduct

  • "Best in Class" Workforce Diversity

  • 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.