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Campus Groups

Undergraduate & Graduate Student Groups 

Spectrum

Spectrum is a USG-recognized student group at Case Western Reserve University. Spectrum aims to provide an environment where LGBTQQIA (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning, intersex, and allied) persons can socialize, learn, and grow. It is operated by and serves the needs of undergraduate students. Contact: Presidents

QGrad

QGrad is a graduate and professional association for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and ally (LGBTQA+) students. QGrad hosts events and workshops on topics such as navigating workplace politics as a LGBT student, domestic violence awareness for same-sex partners, and other personal and professional development sessions. Contact: QGrad@case.edu

Lambda Law Student Association

A social, political, and activist group for students in the School of Law that aspires to co-sponsor LGBT-related lectures, conferences, and other events with student organizations on campus and in the community.

Mandel Allies

Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences Group for LGBT Students: a social and activist group for students in that school. Contact: mandelallies@gmail.com

PEOPLE (People of Every Orientation Protecting Liberty & Equality) in Medicine

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender People in Medicine: a political and social organization for students in the School of Medicine that aspires to conduct community service projects and advocate for LGBT health-policy issues. Contact: casepeople@gmail.com

Staff & Faculty Groups

CWRU Newcomers Group

The CWRU Newcomers Group (formerly Committee) is a program of the Office of Faculty Development. Since its founding in 1992 by Sarah Taylor, the Newcomers has brought together volunteers (faculty spouses/partners and faculty) to welcome new members of the faculty and administration, and their families, to the CWRU community. Volunteers answer questions regarding the campus, University Circle cultural institutions, greater Cleveland, and any other topics that will assist you in your transition to CWRU.

LGBTQA Committee

The university's LGBTQA (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Questioning, and Allies) Committee is a group of senior administrators, faculty, staff, and graduate and undergraduate students who are committed to creating a safe and comfortable environment for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning and allied people at Case Western Reserve University. The Committee is sponsored by the Officce of the Deputy Provost, Lynn T. Singer, PhD. 

LGBTQ Research Group

The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Questioning and Allies (LGBTQA) Research Group is a joint project of the Office of Faculty Development, the LGBT Center and the CWRU Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Questioning and Allies (LGBTQA) Committee. This new interdisciplinary group of faculty, staff, and administrators focuses on scholarly endeavors and research projects and/or initiatives related to LGBTQ studies.


Campus Resources 

Flora Stone Mather Center for Women

The mission of the Flora Mather Center for Women is to promote the well-being and advancement of women through education and advocacy.

Contact: shannon.lundeen@case.edu

Office of Multicultural Affairs

The Office of Multicultural Affairs (OMA) encourages, supports, and facilitates the success of all Case Western Reserve students by providing opportunities for diverse interaction and cultural education that occurs outside of the classroom environment.

Contact: theoma@case.edu

Social Justice Institute

Through cooperation, communication and collaboration the Social Justice Institue supports innovative and synergistic research, scholarship and pedagogy, builds and supports social justice leaders, and forges productive relationships across boundaries within the university and into the community.

Contact: socialjustice@case.edu

University Counseling Services

UCS offers individual counseling for LGBT students (and all students) designed to assist with the coming-out process. Counseling services also offers couples counseling to same-gender and different-gender couples. In addition, this office provides staff support for events such as National Coming Out Day and sponsors an annual pizza party, welcoming graduate and professional students to the University. The event, held in August, allows students to meet faculty, staff, and students who are LGBT and allies.