The University

Case Western Reserve University is one of the nation’s leading independent research universities. With programs encompassing the arts and sciences, engineering, the health sciences, law, management, and social work, our community works every day to think beyond the possible.

Brief History

Case Western Reserve University’s origins date back nearly two centuries to 1826, the year of Western Reserve College’s founding. 

Originally located in Hudson, Ohio, the college was renamed Western Reserve University in 1884 and moved to what is now University Circle. After adding a new medical school alongside its undergraduate programs, the college found a neighbor in the Case School of Applied Science, an institution founded in 1880 through the bequest of Leonard Case Jr., a leading benefactor and Cleveland civic leader. 

The Case School changed names to Case Institute of Technology in 1947 to reflect its growing stature in the sciences and engineering, but this name change was not its last: In 1967, Western Reserve University joined with Case Institute of Technology to form Case Western Reserve University, thus becoming a leading institution for academics and research worthy of national and international distinction.

Today, Case Western Reserve is a top-ranked national research university with approximately 12,000 students, nearly 7,000 faculty and staff members, and more than 121,000 alumni. The university comprises seven schools and a college:

To learn more, visit the university’s history page.

Notice of Nondiscrimination*

Case Western Reserve University prohibits sex- and gender-based discrimination in its education programs and activities, as well as retaliation for asserting the right to be free from such discrimination, in accordance with federal law, including Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 (20 U.S.C. § 1681). Sex- and gender-based discrimination includes discrimination based on sex, pregnancy, parental status, gender identity or expression, transgender identity, and sexual orientation. Sex- or gender-based discrimination also includes sexual harassment, sexual assault, sex-based stalking, sexual exploitation, and dating violence or domestic violence.

The Title IX Coordinator in the Office of Equity is responsible for implementing the policy prohibiting sex- and gender-based discrimination.

Anyone impacted by sex- or gender-based discrimination, or who knows of others impacted by sex- or gender-based discrimination, and who would like to report discrimination or seek support for themselves or others, may contact the Title IX Coordinator by telephone, email, text message, or in person during regular business hours, or through the online Office of Equity forms below.

Title IX Coordinator: Rachel E. Lutner

Main Office Phone: 216-368-3066
Text or Call Title IX Coordinator: 216-327-4160

Email: titleix@case.edu

Online forms to report sex- or gender-based discrimination:
Online form for CWRU community members to report and request support
Online form for CWRU community members to report anonymously
Online form for non-CWRU community members to report
Webpages for more information


Section added February 27, 2024