At Case Western Reserve University, we are committed to supporting our students, faculty and staff from around the world. We have a number of offices, student organizations and religious groups who can provide assistance and help build an international community, right here in Cleveland.
Browse our list of important offices and student groups. Don’t see what you’re looking for? Search for a student organization that matches your interests and meets your needs.
Case Western Reserve University’s Center for International Affairs is the first space on campus designed to provide a “home” for international students and activities, and a central location where the university engages the business, government, foundation and civic communities around global issues. Visit the International Affairs website.
The Interreligious Council provides a collaborative community where everyone feels encouraged to explore their spirituality, faith traditions, and/or religious identity. You can talk with IRC members about how to find peace and focus to pursue your studies and life goals with success and happiness. Learn more on the Interreligious Council website.
The Office for Inclusion, Diversity and Equal Opportunity (OIDEO) provides support and guidance and to promote equitable and fair treatment in employment, education and other aspects of campus life. The office serves as a resource to the university in the interpretation, understanding and application of federal and state equal opportunity and affirmative action laws and regulations. Find out about OIDEO.
Case Western Reserve’s Office of Equity is responsible for all Title IX cases, for reviewing equity-related concerns and complaints, as well as administering the disability accommodation process for faculty and staff. Get more information on the Office of Equity website.
The Office of Multicultural Affairs (OMA) works to develop an inclusive CWRU community, one that supports all students, respects and celebrates their identities and facilitates their success. Learn more about the Office of Multicultural Affairs.
The Office of Immigration and Human Resources Services (IHRS) facilitates immigrant/permanent resident status, is responsible for employment eligibility verification (I-9) and W-4 tax status confirmation, and determines whether to file tax treaty exemption forms with the Internal Revenue Service. Find out what Immigration Services provides.
CWRU’s Office of Financial Aid helps students navigate the financial aid and scholarship process to make Case Western Reserve as affordable as possible. Visit the Financial Aid office.
The Office of Post-Graduate Planning and Experiential Education is here to help students, alumni and employers. Through events, coaching, assessments, and other resources, our staff can help you define and reach your goals. Learn about the office.
The university’s Student Success office guides students as they set and pursue goals, while helping them find opportunities and answering any questions they have about their time at Case Western Reserve. Find out more about Student Success.
The Dean of Students Office serves in an advocacy role, assisting students, parents, faculty and staff with all matters related to student life for academic success at CWRU. Additionally, it helps students holistically navigate their academic journey. Visit the Dean of Students’ website.
Case Western Reserve's Undergraduate Student Government, in collaboration with the Division of Student Affairs, has formed a task force to provide support to students affected by DACA.
The Undergraduate Diversity Collaborative (UDC) is an umbrella organization that aims to support organizations which advocate for the advancement of diversity and inclusion at Case Western Reserve University. The UDC serves as an advocating body for diversity groups, a platform for voicing student diversity concerns and a resource for organizations in regards to diversity programming. Find the UDC on CampusGroups.
Case Western Reserve students recently launched a campus chapter of Define American, which is a nonprofit media and culture organization that uses the power of story to transcend politics and shift the conversation about immigrants, identity, and citizenship in a changing America. For more information, contact Chapter President Malcolm Neale at firstname.lastname@example.org. Learn more about the national organization.
The African American Society (AfroAm) is an organization to support the African American Community at Case Western Reserve University, striving to be aware and engaged in the work that is needed to sustain a fair and just campus, Cleveland, national, and global community. Visit the AfroAm website.
The purpose of the African Students Association is to expand and enrich the minds of those in and surrounding the CWRU community on African culture. Through events such as the cuisine expo and the cultural show, the association aims to promote diversity, respect, and mutual understanding by exposing the community to authentic African culture. Visit their website to learn more.
The Asian American Alliance strives to better reflect the Asian-American undergraduate experience and to promote unity and cultural awareness in our community. The Alliance’s goals is to increase awareness of Asian American social issues and also to promote our diverse culture by organizing educational and recreational events throughout the academic year. Learn about the Asian American Alliance.
The objective of Chinese Student and Scholar Association (CSSA) is to serve all students and scholars in the community of Case Western Reserve University. They strive to support various cultures and build a close connection between Chinese Culture and others on Case Western Reserve University campus. Find out about CSSA.
The Filipino Student Union aims to promote the interests and address the concerns of Filipino students, increase awareness of the Filipino people and Filipino-Americans, and encourage the embrace of Filipino culture through social, cultural, philanthropic, and community service functions. All students are encouraged to join. Visit the Filipino Student Union website.
The Korean American Student Association serves as a resource for the education of Korean culture and to advocate the voice of Korean Americans and others who share an interest in Korean culture. Learn about the organization.
The Korean Student Association is a cultural club created to introduce Korean culture to the Case Western Reserve community. Each year, the association organizes events to increase diversity within the university, keep students actively involved in the college community and help ease international students into a foreign culture. Explore what the Korean Student Association offers.
La Alianza is a Latino student organization that serves the community, celebrates the Latin American culture, and supports Latino students at CWRU. Visit La Alianza's website to learn more.
The Middle Eastern Cultural Association shares the rich culture of the Middle East with the CWRU campus. Social events are filled with the music, dancing, art and delicious cuisine of the region. All students are welcome to join. Find out more about the Middle Eastern Cultural Association.
The Pakistani Student Association is an organization that strives to spread Pakistani culture across campus and Cleveland through many events held throughout the academic year. Learn about the Pakistani Student Association.
The mission of the Taiwanese American Student Association is to empower and inspire the Taiwanese American community, as well as to work with other cultural groups at CWRU to promote diversity. Visit the Taiwanese American Student Association's website.
The International Multicultural Exchange is an organization dedicated to promoting cultural diversity on campus by engaging in ethnically rich programs and the enhancement of members' knowledge of various heritages. TIME also hopes to enlighten the CWRU community in regards to how our differences can be combined to advance our university socially and academically. Find out more about TIME.
Graduate and Professional Student Organizations
The Office of Graduate Student Life aims to provide a vibrant graduate student experience through access to information and services available at CWRU and create opportunities to build community, foster conversations, and encourage collaboration across disciplines. Visit the office's website.
APAMSA at Case Western University School of Medicine aims to improve health care for Asians and Pacific Islanders (API)—especially Asian immigrants and refugees in the Cleveland metropolitan area. Through community events, they work to foster cultural sensitivity and understanding and encourage student leadership and community engagement on API issues. Learn more about APAMSA.
This group represents the community of Bangladeshi students. This group is open for all Bangladeshi students in CWRU and the students who are interested to know about the culture and history of Bangladesh. Find out about the Bangladeshi Student Association.
This cultural organization is focused on sharing the rich Iranian culture with the entire CWRU community. CIS aims to unite the Iranian students and maintain the rich ethnic and cultural heritage of the Iranian culture, and provide opportunities and a forum for Iranians to be united within the CWRU community. Visit the CIS website.
Satrang is the Graduate Indian Student Association at Case Western Reserve University aimed at promoting interaction and networking events. It is a dynamic and a vibrant cultural organization aiming to promote the cultural diversity of India. Find out more about Satrang.
Thai Student Association (TSA) is an association of Thai students for both undergraduate and graduate levels at CWRU. The objective is to support Thai students, encourage friendship among Thai society at CWRU, provide information for prospective and incoming students, and to promote Thai cultures to communities in the Cleveland area. Visit the TSA website.