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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

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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!

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Career Chats

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

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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