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Apply for Sustained Dialogue to engage in conversation about issues of concern and discuss pathways to change

Members of the Case Western Reserve University community can join a Sustained Dialogue group to help make a positive impact on our campus community.

Now in its seventh year, the CWRU Sustained Dialogue program brings together individuals from various backgrounds to discuss campus, local and national issues of concern, including diversity and inclusion matters.

Dialogue groups are forming now; those interested can apply via CampusGroups. The deadline to apply is Aug. 24.

Groups meet weekly to share their experiences and perspectives and work collectively to suggest ways to make campus more welcoming and inclusive. The program is open to CWRU students, staff and faculty. No experience or special skills are needed to participate.

Benefits of Sustained Dialogue include:

  • Meeting individuals from across campus;
  • Developing new friendships;
  • Enhancing communication and listening skills;
  • Learning how to effectively engage in critical conversations;
  • Gaining tools for and comfort in engaging with individuals from various backgrounds; and
  • Developing proposals for positive change at CWRU.

Learn more about Sustained Dialogue.

The Office for Inclusion, Diversity and Equal Opportunity, the Office for First-Year Experience and Family Programs and the Division of Student Affairs–Office of Multicultural Affairs sponsor the program.