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COVID19 Update: Wednesday, March 25, 2020


CSDI staff cares about you! The entire CSDI staff will work remotely for the rest of the semester. Unfortunately, the CSDI office, CSDI Lounge, and Black Cultural Center are now closed. We can still virtually meet with you to address curricular and co-curricular concerns. The best way to reach any CSDI staff member will be through email and social media (follow us on Instagram and Twitter @jcucsdi). We’re also here to hang out and de-stress!


Visit Health Updates to access the main source of information for the JCU community. Students: COVID-19 Response: Student Resources link that highlights the many academic, spiritual and health services that are available virtually.


All CSDI events are canceled but virtual programming will be announced on our newsletter. Click here to access the CSDI Gazette. We also need your help with ideas for virtual programming! Tell us what you need and want by completing this short form.


CSDI staff continue to be available to keep students engaged, reach out to us: 

  • Salomon Rodezno, Director,
  • Dr. Aaryn Green, Diversity Fellow,
  • Selen Zarrelli, Administrative Assistant,
  • Angela Aviquivil, Graduate Assistant,
  • Jamellah Craven, Graduate Assistant,
  • Sereen Nasrallah, Intern,
  • Naudia Loftis, Intern,


MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES: We know this is an overwhelming time for many in our community. The JCU Counseling Center has developed a list of resources for students who need help, including tele-health consultations and many other services.


For Students (undergraduate and graduate): the JCU Counseling Center is offering telehealth consultations to students. To schedule, call 216-397-4283 or email Due to current laws, the JCU Counseling Center is limited to provide consultations to students residing in the state of Ohio at this time. For any students residing outside the state of Ohio, the Counseling Center can provide a one time consultation to those students to assist them in connecting to mental health resources in their area. If these restrictions change due to the current situation, we will be able to provide services to students residing outside of Ohio.


For Staff and Faculty: IMPACT Solutions Employee Assistance Program is a confidential resource available to all employees and members of their household. For more information, please call 800-227-6007 or visit their website. 


For other COVID-19 related mental health and spiritual health resources, click here


FINANCIAL AID QUESTIONS: The Student Enrollment and Financial Services team continues to be available to assist with any questions or concerns relating to your financial aid, billing and registration. In addition to our availability by phone at 216-397-4248 or email via, we have also created a Google chat feature on our website (Please note: you must use a Gmail account in order to utilize the chat feature). This will allow you to reach a service counselor in real time without coming to campus. Additionally, all emails and phone messages will be returned within 24 hours. The SEFS staff has and always will be focused on supporting our students, especially during this difficult and uncertain time. Please do not hesitate to reach out to us with any questions or concerns. 



The Center for Student Diversity & Inclusion develops programs to educate the entire campus community on issues of diversity, inclusion, and multiculturalism. At the same time, we provide services and support for students from historically underrepresented populations.

The Center nurtures a sense of belonging for students from diverse backgrounds and encourages them to participate actively in their curricular and co-curricular learning, including campus and community organizations, leadership opportunities, and intercultural experiences. In collaboration with other University departments, the Center coordinates programs and services that foster an inclusive campus environment, promote a welcoming and just University community, and encourage and value the contributions and perspectives of all students.

  • To provide campus-wide programs that further all students’ development of cultural competence and respect for diversity and social justice.
  • To develop, implement, and evaluate programs and services that support historically underrepresented students in their personal development and transition throughout their John Carroll University experiences.
  • To provide leadership opportunities for underrepresented students that focus on engagement in campus and community organizations.
  • To identify, examine, and recommend organizational changes that remove barriers to inclusion and promote student success.

We are located in Suite 202 in the D.J. Lombardo Student Center, above the University Bookstore.

Hours: Monday to Friday 8:30 AM to 6:00 PM

Phone: 216.397.4185


Instagram: @jcucsdi

Twitter: @jcucsdi

Facebook: @jcucsdi

Students at MELT Program at Fall Retreat

Match. Empower. Learn. Teach. Peer Mentoring Program

MELT creates a caring partnership between mentors (current students) and mentees (students who are first in their families to go to college, students of color, LGBTQ+ students, and other historically underrepresented students).

Students at CSDI Lounge cultural program.

Cultural Student Organizations

CSDI advises most cultural student organizations on campus.

Students, staff, and faculty at Pride March

Educational Events and Opportunities

CSDI provides a variety of educational programs to support the University’s goal of fostering an inclusive community.

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Let's Talk

Tuesdays 2-4:00 PM. This is a student service that provides easy access to free, informal, confidential consultations with therapists from the University Counseling Center at CSDI. Just walk-in during the listed time because no appointments are necessary!

Students presenting information on glass board.

Career Chats

Thursdays 2:30-4:30p. This student service provides an opportunity to discuss any career-related decisions with a Career Services advisor.

CSDI Lounge photo of space.

CSDI Lounge

Room 48 in the DJ Lombardo Student Center is a multi-purpose space used by cultural student organizations and others for meetings, studying, and socializing. This space is managed by CSDI and can be reserved by phone 216-397-4185 or email