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Case Study

Alcoa Supports Diversity Initiatives on Campus

Members of the CWRU Chapter of the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE), with adviser Bonnie Copes

The Alcoa Campus Partnership Program (CPP) is a higher education program which supports the company’s Inclusion & Diversity and Global Perspectives goals. Only a dozen universities are chosen to participate in the program. Alcoa and CWRU share the belief that all students benefit from a more inclusive and diverse climate. CWRU’s partnership with the company focuses on maintaining inclusion and diversity in campus life and preparing students to enter a more inclusive and diverse workforce. The financial support received through the CPP advances greater diversity and gender equity on campus, develops collaborative projects with the university, fosters pre-college programs, or support curriculum changes and faculty development. The Global Perspectives piece stems from the belief that students with international exposure and understanding will be more successful in today’s global marketplace.

This year, the CPP supported the following programs at CWRU:

• SOURCE, an undergraduate research program
• The National Society of Black Engineers
• The Society of Women Engineers
• The Engineer’s Week Banquet
• The SAE Baja program

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