Student Groups

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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!

See our alumni Change Leaders

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Mandel Council for Student Leadership

Mandel Council for Student Leadership is an elected group of student leaders for the MSASS student body. Mandel Council is the head organization for many of the student groups, and is responsible for establishing them, providing them with funding, as well as connecting the student body with other leadership opportunities. Each member serves a one-year term on the Council, where they engage in efforts to advocate for change within MSASS, connect students, faculty, and staff in a sustainable way, and foster an enriching community within the school. Students who participate on the Council further develop their skills in communication, advocacy, collaboration, writing, and event planning. This group is for the students, by the students!

Black Student Association

The mission of the Black Student Association is to enhance the quality of life for students of color attending the Mandel School, and empower people of color through advocacy, relationship building, and creating safe spaces for said groups to feel free from cultural persecution and stigma.

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UNICEF CWRU is a student-led chapter that found in 2017 and partners with the U.S. Fund for UNICEF’s lifesaving work. By establishing UNICEF CWRU, we will empower students to become global citizens by organizing unique engagement opportunities at Case Western Reserve University. Through fundraising, awareness, and community service, we will be able to help children who need our help.

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.

Community Health Initiative (CHI)

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The Community Health Initiative is a coalition of students from the Mandel School and the Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine. We work together to provide concise, holistic care to the residents of Lutheran Metropolitan Ministries' Men's Shelter at 2100 Lakeside Avenue. We offer information about social services in the community and facilitate a support group. Our goal is to meet the needs of the residents to the best of our ability and offer an opportunity for students of different professional backgrounds to learn about each other's respective fields.

Graduate Student Council

CWRU Graduate 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)

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LINK is a Mandel School student organization that strives to facilitate a mutual understanding and sharing of information on cultural practices, philosophies and ideologies among those throughout the world who enact the values and practices of the social work profession.

All students are welcome to join LINK and take part in this unique opportunity to learn from global perspectives, develop leadership skills and create educational and social activities. Signature events include annual Ice Cream Social (September), International Dinner (October) and Silent Auction (April).

As agents of change, you can help LINK build connections between local and global communities.

Student Run Health Clinic

The Student-Run Health Clinic provides acute medical care to the community at Circle Health Services twice a month. Here students participate in all aspects of running a medical clinic including screenings, collecting social and medical history, and treatment.

There are also outreach events which provide ways to get involved in the community and provide more services to underserved populations.

The opportunity to participate in clinic and outreach events is a unique interprofessional experience that foster collaboration with future medical professionals.

Students can also start their own student group!

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