CWRU awarded for outstanding commitment to diversity and inclusion

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Case Western Reserve University has been awarded INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine’s Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award, a national honor recognizing U.S. colleges and universities that demonstrate an outstanding commitment to diversity and inclusion. CWRU is one of only seven institutions to be recognized with this honor for 10 years straight.

Read about the award.

To be considered for the award, institutions complete an extensive application. Highlights from ours include:

► The Diversity Executive Advisory Council, which worked to help organizations around the university to develop diversity statements and strategic action plans.

► Implementation of recruitment strategies aimed at increasing the number of underrepresented minority faculty positions.

► A collaborative program called Understanding the Black Student Experience, offering an opportunity for underrepresented minority students to build community and be introduced to faculty, staff, services, resources, student groups, organizations and programming.

As a diverse and welcoming campus, Case Western Reserve works to develop an inclusive community that supports all students, respects and celebrates their identities and facilitates their success. Professionals in the Office of Multicultural AffairsInternational Student Services, the LGBT Center and Flora Stone Mather Center for Women advocate for our students and guide you to your goals through an identity-informed lens. 

Students, likewise, share their stories and learn from each other in student groups supported by the Undergraduate Diversity Collaborative, which includes several dozen groups dedicated to culture, race, religion, ethnicity, gender identity and more.

I look forward to your contributions to uphold and advance CWRU’s commitment to a welcoming and inclusive campus.