Resources and Facilities

Banking Service

Full-service ATMs are available in the Student Center Atrium and in the College of Business Administration lobby.

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Off-Campus Housing Service

The university provides an off-campus housing listing service to connect students interested in living off-campus with property owners who are interested in attracting students as tenants. We maintain an online list of properties that are for rent such as houses, apartments, rooms in a house, roommate situations, etc. This is a free service for students/faculty/staff as a source of information only.

Cleveland State University does not recommend one rental property over another and is not responsible for any decision that is made to enter into a rental agreement on the part of students/faculty/staff or any person who accesses this Web site.

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University Police

The primary function of the University Police is to preserve peace and protect life and property in a manner that is sensitive to the rights of the individual and the values of the university. The Cleveland State University Police Department is located in the annex of the Chester Building, 2300 Chester Ave., and operates 24 hours a day, seven days a week, stressing patrol, crime prevention, and community service. The Community Service Officer program operates under the jurisdiction of the police. The Community Service Officers provide safety escorts from all campus locations to bus stops, vehicles, the residence halls, and to all campus locations. The safety escort service is available Monday through Friday from 5:30 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from 7 a.m. until 11:30 p.m. during fall and spring terms. During summer term and between terms, this service is available until 11 p.m. Call extension 2020 from any campus phone to request an escort, or from a pay phone or cellular phone dial 216-687-2020. In emergencies, reach Cleveland State Police by dialing 911, or on cellular phones dial 911 and ask for the Cleveland State University Police, or simply lift the receiver and depress the phone button designated "Police/Fire" on campus phones. Blue Light Emergency Phones, located at various sites throughout the campus, ring directly into the University Police Dispatch office when the receiver is lifted or when the button is pressed. The police also facilitate the activities of Campus Watch, Cleveland State's nationally recognized volunteer crime prevention organization.

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Campus Safety Report

In compliance with the federal Crime Awareness and Campus Security Act of 1990 and the Student Right-to-Know and Campus Security Act (P.L. 101-542), the university produces an annual report on campus safety and crime rates. For a copy of this report, contact the Cleveland State University Police Department, located in the annex of the Chester Building, 2300 Chester Ave., 216-687-2020.

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Center for Teaching Excellence

The Center for Teaching Excellence (CTE) is located in room 212 of the Main Classroom Building. Its purpose is to assist faculty throughout the university in improving their existing teaching skills and acquiring new teaching techniques, including, but not limited to, the use of evolving information technologies. To this end the CTE offers a wide variety of training sessions and workshops for faculty; sponsors external speakers and symposia on teaching-related topics; provides one-on-one consultation and mentoring with individual faculty members; and disseminates internal grant funding to faculty for use in teaching-related projects.

For more information, contact the CTE via e-mail at, or call 216-687-5502.

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Writing Center

The university Writing Center, located in the Michael Schwartz Library, RT 124, behind the Reference Desk, provides several opportunities for students of all levels to improve their writing. Any student can enroll in a two-credit-hour course (English 105 or 106) that gives extra support throughout the semester in a combination of eight individual tutorials and eight group workshops. This course is Pass/Fail and counts toward graduation.

Any student can also call to schedule a 30-minute tutorial on any aspect of the writing process — from planning, researching, drafting and revising to editing.

Students can drop in for a tutorial or they can leave a paper and schedule a phone conference if they cannot visit the center due to their schedules. Students can also receive online assistance by e-mailing the director at We cannot promise immediate service; we hope to have your text reviewed within three business days. We have a very large number of tutorials (last semester we had almost 2,000), which is why we cannot promise immediate service, even though we would like to offer it.

Visit our Web site,, which has links to online handouts on grammar and writing on the link to Writing Across the Curriculum (WAC).
Students can also work on nearby library computers, consult with librarians, or use our collection of handbooks and style manuals.

Tutors are graduate and undergraduate students in English who enjoy talking about writing and see each tutoring session as a learning session. Call 216-687-6981 for an appointment or stop by Library 124 for a bookmark with our hours. The center is open Monday-Thursday 9:30 a.m.-7 p.m. and Friday 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m.

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