The Case Western Reserve University Department of Psychological Sciences is deeply committed to fostering a positive climate for diversity. We wish to create a welcoming environment to all persons of underrepresented backgrounds, including, but not limited to, individuals of differing ages, ethnic/cultural groups, racial groups, gender identities, physical abilities, military and veterans, religious affiliations or beliefs, sexual orientations, and/or socioeconomic statuses. We value diversity of experience in our educational community and consider it to be vital to our growth and development as professionals.

Our dedication to continuously work on these tasks is represented by the implementation of a Diversity in Action plan. We are working collaboratively with our department to make progress toward our outlined goals. It is our hope that this plan will contribute to an atmosphere of sensitivity, respect, and understanding for all cultural and individual differences. We recognize that diversity is a dynamic construct and we will modify our goals to meet the evolving needs of our students and faculty.

The Department of Psychological Sciences strives to integrate sensitivity to cultural diversity in every aspect of training and education and to provide an environment that is supportive and sensitive to individual and cultural differences.

As such, the department is dedicated to the following tasks:

  • Recruitment, retention, and support for diverse students, faculty, and clinical supervisors

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  • Representation of diversity in didactics, coursework, and colloquia
  • Encouragement of faculty and student research exploring diversity issues
  • Provision of clinical services to diverse individuals

Learn more about our Diversity Committee.

Learn more about Diversity Research in our Department.

Learn more about Diversity Resources.

Learn more about Diversity Related Funding.