Case Western Reserve University values excellence by advancing diversity through inclusive thinking, mindful learning and transformative dialogue.



The mission of the office of inclusion, diversity and 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.


Ultimately, the office supports the university's mission by providing strategic leadership in the development of policies, procedures and programs that will help foster diversity, inclusiveness and a welcoming environment for faculty, staff, students and others.



Diversity Strategic Action Plan (DSAP)

The DSAP was developed in 2011 by the Office of Inclusion, Diversity and Equal Opportunity with assistance from the DLC, an outside consultant and input from 225 campus constituents. The DSAP outlines specific actions aimed at addressing three critical areas:

1) improving campus climate,
2) increasing retention and recruitment of underrepresented students, faculty and staff; and
3) enhancing levering and development of resources to advance diversity and inclusion.


Ad Hoc ADA Task Force

The ADA Task Force reaches beyond the traditional definitions of diversity to address disability-related inclusiveness on campus and in the community. Whether it is physical, learning or other special needs, the task force educates and assists in all areas addressed in the Americans with Disabilities Act.


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.

Marilyn Sanders Mobley

Vice President Marilyn Sanders Mobley, Ph.D., was appointed the inaugural Vice President for Inclusion, Diversity and Equal Opportunity at Case Western Reserve University in 2009. Learn more about the Vice President, the professor, Toni Morrison Scholar, author and Case Western Reserve alumna.

Insight on Diversity

Our quarterly newsletter highlights the most innovative and informative opinions, opportunities, research and developments in the field. This exclusive resource offers insights to elevate thought and inspire action to cultivate mutual respect throughout the community, the country and the world.


Annual Report

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Diversity Report



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