Graduate and Professional Student of Color Welcome reception

Friday, August 22, 4 pm to 5:30 pm
Crawford Hall ground level, A15C.

Please join us. RSVP HERE

Please feel free to forward on and invite others.

A collaboration between our ODIEO,
Office of Multicultural Affairs and Graduate Studies.


Welcome Reception for Multicultural Students, Faculty & Staff.
Plan to Attend this Campuswide Event!

Thursday, August 28, 2014, 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Tinkham Veale University Center Ballroom


This reception provides a unique opportunity to meet University President Barbara R. Snyder, establish new acquaintances, build relationships across campus and reconnect with friends.

Attend the entire reception or stop by to welcome new students, faculty and staff.


Hors d'oeuvres Will Be Served • RSVP​


Hosted by President's Advisory Council on Minorities, the Office of Multicultural Affairs and the Office for Inclusion, Diversity and Equal Opportunity.


Lee Mun Wah - Power of Diversity Lecture

Lee Mun WahThursday, September 4, 2014 4:30 p.m.
Tinkham Veale University Center Ballroom, 2nd floor,
CWRU campus 

“The World is All Around Us”

Lee Mun Wah is an internationally renowned documentary filmmaker, author and diversity trainer.  His films, which explore race and diversity issues, include The Color of Fear and If These Halls Could Talk.  Oprah Winfrey once did a one-hour special on his life and work.  His latest book is entitled Let’s Get Real – What People of Color Can’t Say & Whites Won’t Ask About Racism
More information on the 2014/2015 Power of Diversity Lecture Series


Related Events:

  • Wednesday, Sept 3 at 12:30 p.m. University Center, Ballroom A.
    A free public screening of his latest film, If These Halls Could Talk

  • Thursday, Sept 4 at 7:30 p.m. University Center, Ballroom A.

    For the CWRU campus community: Lee Mun Wah will host a
    movie screening of If These Halls Could Talk followed by a discussion

  • Friday, Sept 5, 9 am to noon, University Center, Ballroom A.
    Diversity workshop for faculty and staff.

  • Friday, Sept 5, 4 to 7 p.m., University Center, Ballroom A.

    Diversity workshop forstudent leaders.  

For more information about the workshop, contact or
Sponsored by the Office for Inclusion, Diversity and Equal Opportunity, Office of Multicultural Affairs, First Year Experience and Family Programs and Social Justice Institute


AUMF LogoAssociation of Underrepresented Minority Fellows (AUMF) National Fall Symposium - Hosted by CWRU

Advancing Diversity in the Biomedical Sciences:
New Collaborations for Building Capacity

Oct 17-19, Tinkham Veale University Center


Freeman A. Hrabowski, IIIGilda BarabinoThe symposium will feature regional and national speakers, including a keynote address by Freeman A. Hrabowski, III, PhD, (right) president of the University of Maryland Baltimore County and chair of President Obama’s Advisory Commission on Educational Excellence for African Americans. The meeting will also feature Gilda Barabino, PhD, (left) president of the prestigious Biomedical Engineering Society and dean of The Grove School of Engineering at The City College of New York. More information & registration




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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

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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

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

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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.



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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