Diversity Statement

Case Western Reserve University aspires to be an inclusive environment, believing that the creative energy and variety of insights that result from diversity are a vital component of the intellectual rigor and social fabric of the university. As a scholarly community, Case Western Reserve is inclusive of people of all racial, ethnic, cultural, socioeconomic, national and international backgrounds, welcoming diversity of thought, pedagogy, religion, age, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, political affiliation and ability. We believe in a culture of inclusion that encourages relationships and interactions among people of different backgrounds, a culture that enhances human dignity, actively diminishes prejudice and discrimination and improves the quality of life for everyone in our community.

About Our Statement 

The Diversity Statement was created in August 2006. The President's Advisory Committee on Minorities worked with members of the university community—from faculty, staff and students to members of the university's Board of Trustees—to craft a mission related to diversity. The statement has been approved by the university's Board of Trustees and adopted university-wide.