From: Graduate Student Council
Date: July 13, 2020
Subject: GSC July Newsletter



Hello from GSC! We hope you’re having a great and safe summer. Here are some opportunities and updates from our end, and as always, if you have any questions, feel free to reach out to us at

A Quick Word Regarding University Communication

As you may know, CWRU has sent out recent emails to faculty, staff, and undergraduates, seemingly omitting graduate and professional students from their list. For our population, however, communication is supposed to come from the deans of our schools—each school has unique situations that a campus-wide email cannot properly address. That’s why our school administrators, who know our needs best, are the ones who will be providing relevant information. Please understand that emails may not come at the same time as ones delivered to the undergraduates.


Join the Academic Integrity Board/University Judicial Board!

Graduate students are needed to serve on the Academic Integrity Board/University Judicial Board. Positions are available immediately and applications are due July 15th at 5 p.m. Find more information here.

Free Access Program

As of June 30th, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame is no longer part of CWRU’s Free Access Program. The following cultural centers remain free to students with their CWRU ID. Find more information here

  • Cleveland Botanical Garden
  • Cleveland Museum of Art
  • Cleveland Museum of Natural History
  • Western Reserve Historical Society
  • Dittrick Museum of Medical History
  • Museum of Contemporary Art Cleveland
  • Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage


GSC General Assembly Meetings – Mark Your Calendars!

Open to all graduate and professional students, the GSC General Assembly meetings are the place to stay up-to-date with campus-wide affairs and meet people from all schools. This semester, all meetings will be held via Zoom on the first Wednesday of each month at 6 p.m. starting in September.


Police Forum Review

On July 1st, GSC held a virtual open forum with CWRU Campus Police, Chief Hodge. As a Cleveland native, Chief Hodge shared his connections to the community and outrage about recent police violence. He stressed that the goal of campus police is to keep the CWRU community safe. To alleviate students’ safety concerns, CWRU officers will provide police escorts to the students' final destination.


GSC Statement of Solidarity and Social Justice Resources

As per our June 9th email, please find our statement of solidarity and list of resources that advocate for and support communities and students of color here.

Wishing you a happy and healthy rest of your summer,