Diversity

Adrianne Crawford Fletcher
Adrianne Crawford Fletcher, MSSA, PhD, is the assistant dean for diversity and inclusion.

At the Mandel School, our goals are to educate and empower our students to think beyond the possible; to gain a greater understanding of our community; and to develop new understandings of cultural, racial and social identities. We help students examine their own perceptions of diversity to become more culturally aware and prepared for their roles as social work and nonprofit professionals.

Building an inclusive learning environment is part of who we are.

We do this through:

  • A variety of lectures, colloquia and workshops on topics related to equality and social justice

  • Student-affiliated groups, such as LINK, the Mandel Allies and Black Student Association

  • Community service events, which allow students, faculty and alumni to reach out to residents in ethnic neighborhoods off campus

  • Civic engagement opportunities with undergraduate students and campus community members

  • Study abroad trips that offer students a chance to blend with cultures while pursuing social action projects

A Diverse Campus

For seven straight years, Case Western Reserve University has earned the Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award from INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine, among the oldest and largest diversity-focused publications in higher education. Case Western Reserve has received the national diversity award annually since HEED was established in 2012.

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