Division of University Engagement

Division of University Engagement

Cleveland State University is a leader in the state in enrolling and graduating minority students and is a top producer of African American masters graduates. CSU has been recognized nationally in Diverse Issues in Higher Education Top 100 and highly recommended by the Hispanic Outlook. CSU is recognized as a leader in workforce diversity by the Cleveland Commission on Economic Inclusion and has the largest percentage of diverse faculty among Ohio public universities.

Cleveland State is noted locally for its multicultural initiatives, including more than 100 courses with a cultural/ethnic focus, including the human diversity general education requirement.

The Division of University Engagement has university-wide responsibility to advance diversity, opportunity and positive race and community relations. Program initiatives focus on enriching the campus environment through educational experiences that enhance positive race and human relations; retaining minority students, faculty and staff; supporting academic and non-academic diversity initiatives; identifying and responding to issues and concerns related to minority groups; reviewing institutional policies, procedures, priorities and programs related to serving the diverse university community; and collaborating with the urban community through outreach and service.

As the chief diversity officer of the University, the Vice President Division for University Engagement provides leadership for the Division to focus on the advancement of institutional diversity, community relations, diversity training and education, diversity outreach and retention and campus climate.

Special events include Hispanic Awareness, Native American Heritage, Urban Community Forum, Celebration of Latino Graduates and Salute to CSU Black Graduates.

The Division of University Engagement engages across the University to advance diversity related research, training, programs and outreach.

For more information please contact us at 216.687.9335 or email at diversity@csuohio.edu.