Unity Banquet

The annual Unity Banquet & Scholarship Dinner celebrates the academic achievements of underrepresented and diverse graduate and undergraduate students at Case Western Reserve University as well as graduating seniors by awarding thousands of dollars in scholarships each spring. The evening also serves as an opportunity to recognize future students and CWRU community partners.

2023 Event Information

This year, the Unity Banquet celebrates its 33rd year Friday, April 14, 2023. The theme for this year is, “Pieces of the Whole: Empowering Community through Radical Self-Love.” The banquet will be held at Landerhaven. Seating begins at 6:30 p.m. and the program will begin promptly at 7 p.m.

SPECIAL GUEST: Autumn Rose Miskweminanocsqua (Raspberry Star Woman) Williams, Miss Native American USA 2017-18, Activist, & Model. Autumn's Youtube & Facebook


Student Transportation

Transportation for students is free, and will be from Sherman House on the North side of campus. There will be shuttles that will pick up at the following times: 4:45pm & 6:15pm. (They leave at those times so please be early to get a seat).

After the program, transportation back to CWRU campus will be leaving Landerhaven at 9:15pm. 



This event has been made possible in the past through generous partnerships with our sponsors. Here are the many departments and organizations making this year's Unity Banquet & Scholarship Benefit possible!!

To learn more about Unity Banquet sponsorships, contact Janée Kelly.

  • CWRU Division of Student Affairs
  • CWRU Spartan Partners
  • CWRU Flora Stone Mather Center for Women
  • CWRU Division of Student Success
  • CWRU Undergraduate Diversity Collaborative (UDC)
  • CWRU Department of Residence Life 
  • CWRU Alumni Association
  • CWRU Center for International Affairs
  • CWRU College of Arts and Sciences
  • CWRU Department of Athletics
  • CWRU Department of Graduate Student Life
  • CWRU Department of Greek Life / Interfraternity Congress / Panhellenic Council 
  • CWRU Department of Student Activities & Leadership
  • CWRU Department of University Health & Counseling Services
  • CWRU Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Center (LGBT)
  • CWRU Office of General Counsel
  • CWRU Office for Inclusion, Diversity, & Equal Opportunity (OIDEO)
  • CWRU Office of the Provost
  • CWRU Police Department
  • CWRU President's Office
  • CWRU School of Dental Medicine 
  • CWRU Social Justice Institute