Student Groups

Students on the steps of the alumni house

Mandel School students are engaged with the school, with each other and with the community.

Want to get involved in activities where you can network with fellow students and alumni, talk about social issues and maybe have a little (or a lot!) of fun? We’ve got you covered!

Black Student Association

The Black Student Association is committed to the enhancement of the student of color’s experience while pursuing a graduate degree by promoting cultural diversity for the entire Mandel School community through educational seminars and workshops. The organization also acts as a liaison to appropriate community resources and highlights relevant and pertinent issues in the black community. All students are welcome and encouraged to join and participate in events.

Collective Action Towards Social Justice

This organization and movement grew out of a joint collaboration between faculty and students at the Mandel School in response to the contentious political climate and serves as a call to action—for students, staff and faculty—as leaders of social justice and agents of change.

Graduate Student Council

CWRU Grad Student Council is the governing body for all graduate students at CWRU. All issues and concerns that affect graduate students are important to them. Their aim is to enrich your experience at CWRU in every way possible. Anyone can become involved in the GSC.

Local International Konnections (LINK)

International student organization that facilitates a mutual understanding and shared information on cultural practices, philosophies and ideologies among those throughout the world who enact the values and practices of the social work profession. The organization also provides acculturation, support, mentoring and positive experiences for international students at the Mandel School, in Cleveland and the U.S.

Mandel Allies

Allies provides a safe environment for students to discuss issues surrounding the LGBTQIA community.

Student Run Health Clinic

Social work students join their counterparts at CWRU’s medical and nursing schools to volunteer two Saturdays a month providing free acute medical care to underserved Clevelanders at the Circle Health Services. This is a unique inter-professional experience that fosters collaboration with future medical professionals. Visit to learn more.

Students can also start their own student group!

For more information, email Andrea Porter.