CWRU honored for diversity efforts for 11 years straight


Case Western Reserve University Sign in front of Fall Trees

Back in 2012, INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine began recognizing universities that demonstrate an outstanding commitment to diversity and inclusion with its Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award. 

Case Western Reserve University received that inaugural award—and has been honored with the prize every year since.

The award is reserved for institutions where “diversity and inclusion are woven into the work being done every day across their campus.”

In earning its 11th straight HEED Award, CWRU was recognized for its overall commitment to diversity and inclusion, as well as a few specific initiatives.

  • Líderes Avanzando, a program for first-year Latinx students, to help bridge the societal gaps affecting this high-potential student population.
  • Diversity 360, a diversity education program required for all incoming students, staff and faculty.
  • The annual Diversity Achievement Awards, which recognize significant contributions made by faculty, staff and students aligning with a commitment to diversity through inclusive thinking, mindful learning and transformative dialogue.

There is always more work to be done, and at CWRU, our faculty, staff and students work every day to create a community where we learn from and along with one another. We look forward to seeing what you bring to the conversation.