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Mission: 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.

Vision: 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.

Set up a time with one of our staff: 

Selen Zarrelli:

Angela Aviquivil:

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

Phone: 216.397.4185


Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook: @jcucsdi


Take a break with CSDI!

We will announce our plans for the Spring Semester of 2022!

Starting the Fall Semester 2021, every Wednesday at 12:00 p.m. come to CSDI office located above bookstore #202, to engage with your peers, staff and get a chance to play some of the board games that are available to you. 

Wayfinders Program Logo, yellow and blue fonts

Center for Student Diversity and Inclusion (CSDI) received a grant in September 2020 from Cleveland Fenn Foundation to improve students' professional readiness to seek internships, employment, and graduate education.

Wayfinders Program CSDI's page can be accessed here:

To view the available micro-internships, create an account on Parker Dewey, here:

For more information and questions, contact the Program Coordinator, Daniella Flores, at



Save the Date for our Multicultural Recognition Program 

May 5 th, 2022, Thursday at 6:00 pm.

Click Here to learn more about our events and programs.

CSDI advises 12 cultural student organizations.

  • Black Students in Action
  • Asian Pop Culture Club (APCC)
  • Le Cercle Francais
  • LGBTQIA+ Allies
  • Hillel 
  • Latin America Student Association (LASA)
  • Middle Eastern Student Association (MESA)
  • Minority Association of Pre-Medical Students (MAPS)
  • Muslim Student Society (MSS)
  • Italian Club
  • Club for the Inclusiveness of Students with Disabilities
  • South Asian Student Association 

Click Here to Learn More.

  • Paying for College
  • Food Assistance
  • Mindfulness Exercises for Wellness
  • Learning Commons
  • Writing Center 
  • Legal Resources

Click Here to learn more about these topics,

Additional questions, concerns and student service requests you may have, please reach out to us at 

Students at MELT Program at Fall Retreat

Want Help Transitioning to JCU?

The goal of MELT is to contribute to the advancement of first-year students by aiding in their academic, emotional, and social adjustment, and personal development.