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Community Engagement

Being an engaged community member means reaching out beyond the CWRU campus. Our students, faculty and staff have a fantastic opportunity in the greater Cleveland area for civic engagement, and to promote civic awareness and leadership. We as individuals and as a community are strengthened by expanding to include those around us and in the wider world.

Conduct and Community Standards

All members of the Case Western Reserve University Community are held to a high set of standards designed to maintain and protect an environment conducive to learning. The student conduct process is operated in a manner that upholds FERPA, the Cleary Act, Title IX and other applicable regulatory provisions.

Events

There are plenty of ways to see the effect of civic-mindedness on our campus. Check out a few of our signature events focused on community engagement to see how you can get involved and make a difference!

Greek Citizenship

What does citizenship mean to those who participate in Greek Life? We strive to create a unique identity in order to build a community. We advance philanthropy and volunteer service to build awareness and become involved in important human issues. Our greatest strength resides in knowing civic engagement will help Greeks articulate and implement their visions and actions resulting in personal growth and community development. We acknowledge and embrace our partnerships with other publics which leads to positive community change.

Summer Opportunities

The summer is a wonderful time to be in Cleveland and many community organizations host a variety of internship programs that allow students to become civically engaged by living, learning and working in the city. In the past, the Center for Civic Engagement and Learning has also hosted summer service programs that enable Case Western Reserve University students to participate in summer job experiences that also make a difference in the community.

Student Groups

In addition to programming designed by departments throughout the university, CWRU students are making a difference in the community and the world through their own organizations. Student Affairs works with student groups that align with our goal of providing and supporting opportunities for community service and collective action. These student orgs engage in service, advocacy and philanthropy.

Volunteer Opportunities

Are you looking to make a difference here on campus or in the community? Look no further! Check out these opportunities, and be sure to sign up for the Serve N.O.W. newsletter for weekly updates.

Youth Community Outreach

These programs, funded by county, state and federal grants, foundations and personal donations, encourage connections between Case Western Reserve University and the Cleveland community, providing youth and families access to academic assistance, life skills training, counseling, nutrition education and college preparation and advising. These programs enhance both the university and the community relations.