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.
To read more about the CSDI staff, click here!
Ayse Selen Zarrelli, MBA, Director
Set up a time with Selen at https://calendly.com/azarrelli
Angela Aviquivil '19, Assistant Director
Set up a time with Angela at https://calendly.com/aaviquivil
Daniella Flores '20, Program Coordinator
Uche Ike '24
Yub Kim '24
Mary Frances Allen (She/her/hers)
Taylor Anthony (She/her/hers)
The 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: https://jcu.edu/wayfinders-program.
To view the available micro-internships, create an account on Parker Dewey here: https://info.parkerdewey.com/jcucsdi.
For more information and questions, contact the Program Coordinator, Daniella Flores, at email@example.com.
We understand that there can be challenges unique to first-generation students as the school year progresses. CSDI office offers programs to recognize, celebrate, and support first-generation students.
click HERE for more information
Join us for an exciting and memorable overnight program at John Carroll University on February 23-24, 2023! You'll have the chance to learn about the campus and its offerings, attend a class and meet current students, and spend the night in a residence hall. Plus, you'll get to hear from the Voices of Inclusion Black History Month keynote speaker, Keith Beauchamp, filmmaker of the poignant movie, Till. This is a great opportunity to get a feel for college life at JCU and discover all that it has to offer. Register here
CSDI provides campus-wide educational events and opportunities that further all students’ development of cultural competence and respect for diversity and social justice. Specifically, we 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 learn more about the programs that CSDI has to offer, please click here!
CSDI advises 12 cultural student organizations including:
- Black Students in Action
- Le Cercle Francais
- LGBTQIA+ Allies
- Latin America Student Association (LASA)
- Middle Eastern Student Association (MESA)
- Muslim Student Association (MSA)
- Italian Club
- Streak Accessibility Club
- Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP)
- South Asian Student Association
- Women and Allies Coalition
To learn more about each organization, please click here!
CSDI identifies and recommends opportunities that remove barriers to inclusion and promote student success.
A few of the services and resources provided by CSDI include:
- Paying for College
- Food Assistance
- Mindfulness Exercises for Wellness
- Learning Commons
- Writing Center
- Legal Resources
To learn more about each of these services, please click here!
Addition to the CSDI office, Suite 202 in the D.J. Lombardo Student Center, above the University Bookstore.
CSDI has three additional spaces.
CSDI Lounge in Room 48 in the D.J. Lombardo Student Center, across from the Jardine Room.
CSDI Lounge is available to reserve on Coursedog for student events, and meetings.
Black Cultural Center Room 40 in the D.J. Lombardo Student Center, down the hallway of Campus Ministry.
Black Cultural Center is a resource for our students of African descent, Black-identified students, and their allies. Black Students at Action (BSA) Cultural Student Organization hosts meetings, events, community gatherings, art exhibits as well as cultural programming in the space for the whole JCU community. Students use the space as a study hall and a lounge between the events. To access the space, join the Black Students at Action (BSA) roster during the involvement fair!
Interfaith Prayer and Meditation Space: Room 36 in the D.J. Lombardo Student Center, down the hallway of Campus Ministry. The room serves and supports all students and the holistic wellness of the university community. This space allows individuals of all religious faiths and non-religious beliefs to experience a place for peace, prayer, meditation, and quiet reflection throughout the day.