Student Affairs

CWRU Medicine students take group selfie at the White Coat Ceremony

The CWRU School of Medicine's Office of Student Affairs and the Academic Societies provide service and support to medical students to enhance their personal and professional development.

Enriching Your Educational Experience

Funneled through the Academic Societies, students receive academic advising and career counseling and are guided to other resources and enrichment opportunities.

The office is also responsible for coordinating student events such as new student orientation, class meetings, the Student Clinician Ceremony, the Graduation Awards Ceremony, and Alpha Omega Alpha chapter awards. Additionally, the office provides assistance as needed for the White Coat and Commencement Ceremonies, the Medical Student Research Day, and for student groups and student-run events such as the Hippocrates Ball and Doc Opera.

The Student Handbook

The information and policies contained in this Handbook apply to students in the University Program of the Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. Students enrolled in the Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine (CCLCM) are asked to refer to that program’s handbook.

University Program and CCLCM students are both covered by the general policies of Case Western Reserve University which apply to all students at the university.

This publication has the limited purpose of providing information concerning the programs of the Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. This publication should not be construed as an offer or contract between the university and any person. CWRU has the right to amend, add, or delete any information in this publication, including any course of study, program fee, or regulation of the university. Policies and regulations listed in this handbook are subject to change at any time throughout the academic year. Announcements of such changes are made on a routine basis within the university and the School of Medicine. 

Notice of Nondiscrimination

Case Western Reserve University prohibits sex- and gender-based discrimination in its education programs and activities, as well as retaliation for asserting the right to be free from such discrimination, in accordance with federal law, including Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 (20 U.S.C. § 1681). Sex- and gender-based discrimination includes discrimination based on sex, pregnancy, parental status, gender identity or expression, transgender identity, and sexual orientation. Sex- or gender-based discrimination also includes sexual harassment, sexual assault, sex-based stalking, sexual exploitation, and dating violence or domestic violence.

The Title IX Coordinator in the Office of Equity is responsible for implementing the policy prohibiting sex- and gender-based discrimination.

Anyone impacted by sex- or gender-based discrimination, or who knows of others impacted by sex- or gender-based discrimination, and who would like to report discrimination or seek support for themselves or others, may contact the Title IX Coordinator by telephone, email, text message, or in person during regular business hours, or through the online Office of Equity forms below.

Download the CWRU School of Medicine Student Handbook

Further information regarding policies, programs, and support services can be found at the following sites: