List of Diversity/Inclusion Campus Resources

Resource Description
African American Campus Community Resource Group (AACCRG) African American Campus Community Resource Group will connect and engage faculty and staff in creating a more welcoming and inclusive campus environment for all. Additionally, the group will support retention and actively engage in promoting an inclusive environment enabling employees to contribute fully to the university’s success. Chaired by Bethany Pope.
Alianza Latina/Latino Alliance The Alianza Latina/Latino Alliance is a group of CWRU faculty and staff members. The purpose of the group is to bring together Hispanic/Latino faculty and staff from across the campus for cultural awareness, friendship, student recruitment, retention, and public service. All, regardless of race or ethnicity, are invited to join the group.
Community Concerns Reporting System (CCRS) The goal of the Community Concerns Reporting System (previously known as the Bias Reporting System) at Case Western Reserve University is to help educate and promote an inclusive community by supporting students through a clear and streamlined process for reporting incidents of perceived mistreatment, cultural/ethnic insensitivity, and bias.
Center for International Affairs This is the first space on campus designed to provide a “home” for international students and activities.
Committee on Minority Affairs, Faculty Senate The Committee shall act in an oversight and advisory capacity and shall monitor matters concerning minority affairs by bringing suggestions and strategic plans to the Faculty Senate about teaching, research, and the quality of academic life at Case so that all minorities will feel this university is a powerful place to live, work, learn, and teach.
Department of Psychological Sciences Diversity Committee Comprised primarily of doctoral students in psychology who work to welcome, embrace, and promote the diversity of human experiences and cultural and individual differences.
Disability Resources Disability Resources will work closely with students and design an individual plan for accommodations. Included in that plan are strategies for disclosure to professors as well as identifying specific accommodations that will be needed for each course. Accommodations and services are available for students with a variety of disabilities including: visual impairment, hearing impairment, mobility limitations, chronic illness, psychological disorders and learning disabilities. The legal definition states that any mental or physical impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities is a disability.
Diversity and Inclusion Ad-hoc Committee, Undergraduate Student Government The committee is charged with the following: increasing dialogue and cooperation between social and ethnic groups that leads to an appreciation and understanding of the student body’s unique qualities and commonalities; encouraging the sharing and appreciation of cultural and social perspectives through various activities; utilizing the cultural student groups and facilitating cooperation among groups as the main avenue for affecting changes; publicizing cultural and social events to the student body in cooperation with the USG Public Relations committee.
Diversity Leadership Council The Diversity Leadership Council brings together leaders from the many diversity organizations on campus into a cohesive unit that helps share insights and promote dialogue throughout the university and its surrounding area. Resources for faculty, staff, students and the community are all represented.
Division of Student Affairs Our mission is to connect CWRU students to the real world. More than 150 student affairs professionals are dedicated to providing unique programming and perspectives to students from all across the globe.
Ethnic Studies The Mission: Ethnic Studies is an interdisciplinary program which develops fundamental skills in critical and global thinking and in comparative analysis, as well as in understanding the interactions of race, class, gender, and sexuality in the experiences of a range of social groups. It is designed to bring together a community of students, faculty and staff devoted to the transmission of knowledge and the discovery of new ideas in the field. Ethnic Studies also offers diverse perspectives that challenge monolithic thinking about the formation of identities and societies.
Faculty Diversity Officer and the Manager of Faculty Diversity and Development Provides support to faculty, staff and students on issues of faculty diversity.
Flora Stone Mather Center for Women The Flora Stone Mather Center for Women serves as a resource to all women at the university by offering a variety of initiatives focused on leadership development and recognition, gender equity in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) fields, and women’s health.
The Interreligious Council The Interreligious Council (IRC) is composed of the staffs of the four campus ministries serving the institutions of higher education in University Circle. The search for truth is a personal matter. It can be facilitated, however, even nurtured, by relationships with others. The IRC encourages these relationships by providing occasions for individuals to gather, support, and challenge one another. IRC supports each person’s search for truth and meaning in his or her own way, valuing religious pluralism and celebrating the diversity of religious expression.
International Student Services International Student Services provides a smooth transition for international students who attend Case Western Reserve University. The office serves as a liaison with the U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services, the U.S. Department of State, foreign embassies, educational consular offices, the International Institute of Education, and Fulbright-Hays grant offices.
LGBT Center The LGBT Center provides an inviting home to members of the LGBT and allied community by celebrating the diversity in sexual orientation and gender identity and expression.
Office of Diversity Initiatives and Community Engagement The ODICE works with the Admissions Office in the Medical School to recruit minority students and to provide academic, social, emotional, and financial support. One of the ways we do this is by matching entering students with minority physicians who serve as mentors.
Office of Inclusion, Diversity, & Equal Opportunity The mission of the Office of Inclusion, Diversity, & Equal Opportunity is to provide support and guidance and to promote equitable and fair treatment in employment, education and other aspects of campus life. The office serves as a resource to the university in the interpretation, understanding and application of federal and state equal opportunity and affirmative action laws and regulations.
Office of Multicultural Affairs Our Pledge is to enhance the harmony of the diverse, multi-ethnic CWRU community through maximizing the mutual acceptance of all individuals. Our Mission is to encourage, support and facilitate the success of all CWRU students by providing opportunities for diverse interaction and cultural education that occur outside the classroom environment.
President’s Advisory Council on Minorities (PACM) The President’s Advisory Council on Minorities is charged to advise the President and Provost on diversity issues, assess current policies, develop strategic action plans, and suggest programs and policies to help realize racial inclusion, promote cultural sensitivity, and build a broadly diverse community university wide. Funding requests are taken as well for co-sponsorships.
President’s Advisory Council on Women (PACOW) (no description)
Social Justice Institute In a society wrought with blatant discrepancies, Case Western Reserve’s Social Justice Institute supports and facilitates social critique and civic engagement to identify the causes and consequences of injustice and work toward resolutions. Providing a distinctive educational opportunity for students, scholars and community members, the institute ensures that the university and its neighbors are poised to better understand the role of education, development and policy in bringing about social change.
Spoken English Programs Tutoring through the Spoken English Language Partners for undergraduate, graduate and professional students who want help with pronunciation, fluency, vocabulary and other spoken English skills.
Sustained Dialogue Program The mission of the Sustained Dialogue program is to engage members of the CWRU community in dialogues that cultivate strong, trusting relationships and foster respect for each individual and their ability to contribute to positive change. This academic year there are 4 undergraduate groups, 2 faculty/staff groups, and 1 graduate group running.
Women’s & Gender Studies An interdisciplinary program that prepares students to think critically and creatively by employing gender as a primary category of analysis. The program is set up to examine a variety of issues of specific interest to women and of general interest to scholars of gender studies across a variety of diverse cultural and historical settings.