CWRU events and resources following U.S. Supreme Court admission decision

To the Case Western Reserve University Community,

The U.S. Supreme Court’s June 29 decision has left many individuals on our campus with questions and concerns. As we process the reality of the Court's decision, now is the time to deepen our learning, to lean on each other, and to celebrate the richness of our campus community. While we follow the law, our core priorities remain steadfast in enhancing inclusivity and equity on our campus.

We encourage you to attend the events below to learn more about the Supreme Court’s decision. Additional resources are also provided.

Campus-Wide Events & Resources

The Supreme Court Affirmative Action Decision, Explained: Hosted by the School of Law

Monday, July 17, from 5 to 6:15 p.m. (webinar)

During this webinar, attendees will hear from the school’s faculty who will provide an explanation of the recent Supreme Court decision on using race as a factor in college admissions programs.

Supreme Court Ruling Listening Session: Hosted by the Office for Diversity, Equity and Inclusive Engagement 

Thursday, July 20, from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the Senior Classroom at the Tinkham Veale University Center

Join members of the campus community to share reactions, concerns and ideas related to how we can continue to build upon and embrace our inclusive values. Naomi Drakeford, director of clinical counseling, equity, and inclusion in University Health and Counseling Services, and other counseling staff will be in attendance to provide support or resources as needed.

Admissions-Related Training Opportunities

Dates TBA

We know the ruling has created some unique uncertainty regarding admissions practices. To provide clarity, the Office of General Counsel is undertaking a comprehensive training program for all individuals involved in the admissions process. Those individuals who have been identified will be contacted shortly. If you believe you should be included in this training, please contact your dean. 

IMPACT Solutions

As always, employees who may be struggling are encouraged to contact IMPACT Solutions for free, confidential counseling and referrals.

Student Support

Students who would like support during this time are encouraged to reach out to University Health and Counseling Services. Students can make in-person or virtual appointments through or by calling 216.368.5872 (Counseling Services). Students are also welcome to connect through TimelyCare for virtual counseling sessions or in-the-moment support. A counselor on-call is available after-hours and on weekends by calling 216.368.5872.

We want to assure you that our commitment to supporting each and every member of our community remains strong. Together, we will navigate these uncertainties and emerge stronger as a united community. 


Joy K. Ward
Interim Provost and Executive Vice President