About the Community Concerns Reporting System

Case Western Reserve University embraces diversity and inclusion through the civility, free exchange of ideas, and appreciation for the distinct perspectives and talents of each individual. As such, the University strives to provide services and resources to students, faculty, and staff to foster an environment where all community members are respected, valued, and free to equally take part in academic, co-curricular, and social activities.

The goal of the Community Concerns Reporting System (previously known as the Bias Reporting System) at Case Western Reserve University is to help educate and promote an inclusive community by supporting students through a clear and streamlined process for reporting incidents of perceived mistreatment, cultural/ethnic insensitivity, and bias.

Mistreatment perceived as stemming from one's ethnic identity, gender identity/expression, skin color, religion, national origin, age, disability, or sexual orientation contributes to a hostile environment and has negative social, emotional, and/or physical impacts on a an individual, group or community. We hope that by identifying such perceived incidents, through dialogue and ongoing educational opportunities, our CWRU campus community will become a leader in how to effectively improve the overall climate of our campus for students and all other constituencies.

Objectives
  • Informing and connecting students to resources
  • Conducting ongoing assessments of campus climate
  • Institute a CCRS that will:
    • Intervene in crisis moments
    • Act as an immediate support system
    • Provide referrals
    • Communicate information with campus partners
    • Document incidents
    • Create reporting structures that encourage accountability and ensure student concerns are heard
Membership Structure

Members of the CCRS Team are faculty, staff and students who are appointed annually by the Associate Vice President for Student Affairs/Dean of Students. This team is trained to respond to any incidents that are reported through the CCRS.