AUMF LogoAssociation of Underrepresented Minority Fellows (AUMF) National Fall Symposium - Hosted by CWRU

Advancing Diversity in the Biomedical Sciences:
New Collaborations for Building Capacity

Oct 17-19, Tinkham Veale University Center


Freeman A. Hrabowski, IIIGilda BarabinoThe symposium will feature regional and national speakers, including a keynote address by Freeman A. Hrabowski, III, PhD, (right) president of the University of Maryland Baltimore County and chair of President Obama’s Advisory Commission on Educational Excellence for African Americans. The meeting will also feature Gilda Barabino, PhD, (left) president of the prestigious Biomedical Engineering Society and dean of The Grove School of Engineering at The City College of New York. More information & Schedule


CWRU Receives National Award for Excellence in Diversity and Inclusion

For a third consecutive year, Case Western Reserve University has received national recognition for its commitment to diversity and inclusion. The university has been awarded the 2014 Higher Education Excellent in Diversity (HEED) award from the national magazine, Insight Into Diversity.


CWRU has been recognized every year since the inception of the award in 2012. The university is one of 83 colleges and universities around the country to be honored this year with the award. Institutions receiving the award were chosen based on their “exemplary diversity and inclusion initiatives” and for their inclusion of all aspects of diversity in their work, including gender, race, ethnicity, veterans, people with disabilities, and members of the LGBT community. (READ FULL STORY)


Case Western Reserve University hosts Hispanic Heritage Month Art Show, featuring paintings, puppetry and photographs from local Hispanic artists.

Kelvin Smith Library, 11055 Euclid Ave., regular library hours until Oct. 22

Free and open to the public, but photo identification is required to enter the library.

Artists include: Linda Ayala, representing Puerto Rico; Augusto Bordelois, representing Cuba; Bruno Casiano, Puerto Rico; Hector Castellano, Guatemala; Teresa Martinez, Mexico; Alex Rivera, Mexico; Dante Rodriguez, Puerto Rico and Mexico; and Rafael Valdivieso, Ecuardo.



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2013 Annual Diversity Report:
Advancing Diversity

Case Western Reserve University diversity highlights and accomplishments are featured in the 2013 Annual Diversity Report from the Office of Inclusion, Diversity and Equal Opportunity. The report, released in January includes articles on the newly established Latino employee resource group Alianza Latina/Latino Alliance, the programs and projects for youngsters sponsored by CWRU's Leonard Gelfand STEMCenter and the university's NAACP chapter, which was started by students. It addition, it highlights diversity and inclusion achievements and programs from the previous year.
The annual report is available online or copies can be picked up from the Office of Inclusion, Diversity and Equal Opportunity, Adelbert Hall, Suite 315.


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Insight on DIVERSITY

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Diversity Strategic Action Plan


The Case Western Reserve UniversityDiversity Strategic Action Plan (DSAP), outlines strategies to improve campus climate; increase retention and recruitment of underrepresented students, faculty and staff; and enhance leveraging and development of resources to advance diversity and inclusion. READ MORE

Case Western Reserve University has adopted a new Sexual Misconduct Policy.

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The Office of Faculty Diversity provides support to Faculty, Departments and Schools, around issues of faculty recruitment, retention and diversity and inclusion training.


The Faculty Diversity Officer reviews allegations of sexual harassment, discrimination (gender, sexual orientation, racial, ADA) and also serves as a facilitator for addressing faculty diversity issues in areas related to faculty duties.



Diversity Awareness Training

We provide diversity awareness workshops and consultation services for students, faculty, and staff. In some cases, we develop a program specific to goals, participants, and time frame in order to accommodate the different classes, departments, offices, and student groups that request training.

Some sessions may be conducted jointly with other offices on campus.

Train the Champion

Train the Champion aims to foster an environment that embraces diversity; assist with retention and recruitment of faculty, staff and students; encourage overall workplace satisfaction; and foster a sustained dialogue on diversity, with specific focus on issues in higher education and at Case Western Reserve. The eight-month program consists of monthly sessions and additional brown bag lunches to facilitate further, less formal discussions.



Power of Diversity Lecture Series

The annual series is designed to inspire campus dialogue, community engagement and civic education and learning about the national narrative on diversity and inclusion. All events are free and open to the public.







Invest in the Office of Inclusion, Diversity and Equal Opportunity – Diversity Matters!

Your contribution to the newly established Diversity Champion Fund has transformative power.


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