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COVID19 Update: Monday, May 18, 2020

Congratulations Class of 2020! CSDI is so proud of all your accomplishments. Seeing each of you grow these last 4+ years has been so rewarding and we look forward to seeing you return as engaged alumni! Your thoughts, ideas, feedback and time is important to our campus. Stay connected with CSDI on Insta, Twitter and Facebook @jcucsdi and stay connected with all Alumni events @johncarrollu

Returning students: CSDI is continuing to work hard to make a JCU education accessible and equitable for all students alongside our campus partners. The month of May is usually a time for us to reflect, evaluate and share data on our students services and educational programming through an annual report. This document should be ready for you to view at the beginning of June 2020.

In the meantime, re-opening campus for fall has required the CSDI staff to think creatively and connect with other cultural institutions in/outside higher education to explore options for our department. As a team, we are considering the health/safety/success of you and our staff. Our department's mission, goals, and impact is critical across the University and a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion should be a certainty during these uncertain COVID19 times. In an effort to envision the best fall semester and keep you informed, CSDI has contingency plans to share with you. These plans are based on possible scenarios for fall 2020 and the student needs several of you shared with us during Spring 2020. NOTE: This document will remain in draft mode and be updated monthly to reflect any university, city, state, national COVID-19 changes. Here is the document: 

CSDI 2020-2021 Contingency Plan

The document is probably not perfect but we didn't want to keep you hanging without any idea of what to expect this fall 2020. Let us know what your thoughts are on this living document. Keep safe and we'll share updates about summer 2020 and fall 2020 very soon. 

 

COVID19 Update: Friday, May 1, 2020

What a semester!  We wish you the best as you embark on finals. The CSDI staff cares about you and continues to work remotely. The best ways to reach any CSDI staff member are email (csdi@jcu.edu) and Instagram (@jcucsdi).

View of the sunset over the forrest with an overlay text that reads 'Multicultural Recognition Program'

The 8th Annual (and 1st Virtual) Multicultural Recognition Program was on Thursday, April 30, 2020. View the event on Zoom and use password 8U@q=b+8  to access the recording. 

 

CSDI NEWSLETTERS: The staff in CSDI continue to work hard to support you and keep students updated. Stay connected with us by reading each volume.

 

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

 

MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES: Explore the JCU Counseling Center's list of resources for students who need help, including telehealth consultations and many other services.  Their services to JCU students will continue until the end of May 2020. Learn other COVID-19 related mental health and spiritual health resources. 

 

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. 

 

 

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, srodezno@jcu.edu
  • Dr. Aaryn Green, Diversity Fellow, axgreen@jcu.edu
  • Selen Zarrelli, Administrative Assistant, azarrelli@jcu.edu
  • Angela Aviquivil, Graduate Assistant, aaviquivil19@jcu.edu

 

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 telehealth 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 counselingcenter@jcu.edu. 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 enrollment@jcu.edu, 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

Email: csdi@jcu.edu

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.

Two Students

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 csdi@jcu.edu.