Envision Weekend

An early arrival program designed to help underrepresented minority students visualize the rich future ahead of them at Case Western Reserve University.


Date: Friday, August 18 - Sunday, August 20 

The inaugural Envision Weekend is a nearly 3 day residential program for underrepresented minority students (Hispanic/Latinx, African Americans, Native Americans / Alaskan Native, Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islanders and those of two or more races.) Envision Weekend prepares incoming first-year CWRU students for university life by providing educational workshops, engaging panel discussions and community-building activities before the start of the academic year. Envision Weekend affords first-year students an incredible opportunity to network, connect and build community with other first-year and upper-level students—all while gaining the tools and resources necessary to succeed at CWRU as an underrepresented minority (URM) student. 


  • Welcome Family Barbecue 
  • Community Building Activities with Other Incoming First-Year & Current Students
  • Panel Discussions with Current Students, Faculty, Staff and Alumni  
  • Breakout Workshops 
  • Social Events 
  • Parent Programming will be provided (further details will be available once application is received) 

Envision Weekend Student Leaders are essential in the success of the program. 

  • Participate in one Envision Weekend Student Leader Information session and orientation 
  • Participate in all program activities for Envision Weekend 
  • Curate a welcoming and positive presence for all Envision Weekend participants and families 
  • Work with the Office for Inclusion, Diversity and Equal Opportunity to plan, promote and facilitate community building activities for Envision Weekend participants 
  • Lead, mentor, and communicate with a small group of Envision Weekend participants, throughout the weekend 
  • Attend one event with the Office for Inclusion, Diversity and Equal Opportunity throughout Discover Week 
  • Attend one event sponsored by the Office of Inclusion, Diversity and Equal Opportunity during the fall semester (i.e. Power of Diversity Lecture Series) 
  • Work and communicate with the Office for Inclusion, Diversity and Equal Opportunity to ensure a successful execution of Envision Weekend 
  • Serve as a Title IX Mandatory Reporter (you must report misconduct witnessed or reported) 
  • If needed, support one or two events during Discover Week 
  • Be in good judicial standing with all University offices including but not limited to The Office of Student Conduct & Community Standards and The Office of Equity 
  • Candidates on disciplinary probation with the university will be ineligible to hold an Envision Weekend Student Leader position. Candidates on deferred university probation will be eligible. 
  • Be in good academic standing with (minimum 2.0 GPA) with the university for Spring Semester 2023 
  • Demonstrate campus involvement, good interpersonal skills, and knowledge of the university’s structure, culture & climate related to underrepresented minority student experiences
  • Able to fulfill all responsibilities and time commitments (limit outside meetings, classes, additional employment, etc.) 
  • Envision Weekend Student Leader Information Session (these sessions will be held in the summer and dates/times are TBA) 
  • Envision Weekend Student Leader Orientation (Thursday, August 17 from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.) 
  • Envision Weekend (Friday, August 19, to Sunday, August 20) 
  • Envision Weekend Student Leaders will be compensated for their participation via a stipend of $200 
  • Envision Weekend Student Leaders will be provided meals for orientation, the early arrival program and Discover Week 

For more information, please email oideo@case.edu or G. Tiara Sargeant (gts39@case.edu) 


Applications must submitted by Friday, April 21, 2023 at 11:59 PM