Office for Inclusion, Diversity and Equal Opportunity

Signature Programs

Diversity 360o

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Diversity 360o is a new campus-wide diversity education program for students, faculty and staff developed in collaboration with the Office for Inclusion, Diversity and Equal Opportunity, the Division of Student Affairs and the Office of Multicultural Affairs.

Diversity 360o can be implemented and customized into modules for undergraduate and graduate students, faculty and staff that will assist the campus community in advancing its efforts to be a welcoming, inclusive environment for learning, leading, and innovation.


Based on research from higher education and the corporate sector about cross-cultural competency and on results from university climate surveys, the modules will engage participants in learning to:

  • Increase capacity to recognize and engage in dialogue across the breadth of differences;

  • Deepen understanding of how affiliations in privileged and marginalized groups impact treatment on campus, campus climate and productivity;

  • Deepen awareness of types of microaggressions and how they affect experiences on campus and in the local community; and

  • Discover ways to become a change agent and diversity champion with new knowledge, ideas and resources about university policies, programs and best practices.

Diversity 360o includes pre- and post-assessment of diversity-related knowledge, as well as, ongoing programming to assist members of the campus community with the goal of creating a welcoming campus climate at CWRU.


Train the Champion

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Diversity encompasses a variety of areas, from race and ethnicity to gender and age. The Office for Inclusion, Diversity and Equal Opportunity is working to spread knowledge across campus about the various dimensions of diversity, starting with its Train the Champion program.

  • Foster an environment which is inclusive of dimensions of diversity;

  • Assist with retention and recruitment of faculty, staff and students;

  • Encourage overall workplace satisfaction; and

  • Foster a sustained dialogue on diversity.

For questions contact: Karyn Newton, Manager of Faculty, Diversity and Equal Opportunity, 216-368-8877 •


Power of Diversity Lecture Series

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The Office for Inclusion, Diversity and Equal Opportunity sponsors the Power of Diversity lecture series to inspire campus dialogue, community engagement and civic education and learning about the national narrative on diversity and inclusion. The annual series includes two distinguished guest speakers from the national or international scene, as well as scholars from our own faculty and staff.


The speakers include scholars, thought leaders and diversity professionals whose research, scholarship, leadership and advocacy enhance the university's efforts to present diverse ideas, perspectives and viewpoints to inspire greater understanding and appreciation for inclusive excellence.

Annual Inclusion and Diversity Achievement Awards Luncheon

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The Office for Inclusion, Diversity and Equal Opportunity at Case Western Reserve University gives awards to members of the university community in recognition of significant contributions toward enhancing the university's commitment to diversity through inclusive thinking, mindful learning and transformative dialogue.


These awards recognize and encourage such contributions that may include promoting respect, building community, establishing effective cross-cultural initiatives and advocating equity and inclusion within the university community.

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