The Cleveland Humanities Collaborative (CHC) describes partnerships among Case Western Reserve University (CWRU), Cuyahoga Community College (Tri-C), Lakeland Community College (Lakeland CC), and Lorain County Community College (LCCC). The CHC encourages students from these community colleges to apply and transfer to CWRU to pursue a Bachelor of Arts degree with a major in any of CWRU’s humanities fields. The CHC’s mission is to support student academic progress towards transfer to CWRU, strengthen faculty collaborations, and promote the humanities in northeastern Ohio.


Program Highlights


The CHC strengthens faculty engagement by:

  • Fostering relationships between Tri-C, Lakeland CC, LCCC, and CWRU faculty through sponsored seminars, activities, and collaborations
  • Providing access to special programming with renowned humanities speakers and scholars
  • Promoting co-taught classes by faculty from different institutions


Tri-C, Lakeland CC, and LCCC faculty can get involved with the CHC by:

  • Scheduling a time for CHC leadership to visit your class
  • Encouraging your students to attend CHC events
  • Recommending students in your class who may be a good fit for the CHC program
    • All students may attend CHC events whether or not they intend to transfer to CWRU.
    • Faculty may encourage participation early on in the student’s academic career.
    • Faculty may put interested students in touch with your institution’s CHC advisors and encourage students to visit the transfer events as early in their career as possible.
    • Eligible students will be on track to complete their associate’s degree; must intend to major in a humanities field at CWRU; and have a 3.2 cumulative grade point average.
    • Students must apply for admission to CWRU and to be a CHC Scholar by March 15 of the year of transfer.


CWRU faculty can get involved with the CHC by:

  • Offering to host visiting Tri-C, Lakeland CC, or LCCC students in your classes
  • Guest lecturing in in Tri-C, Lakeland CC, or LCCC classes
  • Encouraging your students to attend CHC events
  • Participating in CHC events and faculty activities


CHC students from Tri-C, Lakeland CC, and LCCC will have:

  • A dedicated CHC advisor at their institution
  • Dedicated mentoring and advising
  • Personalized transfer guidance to maximize credit transfer
  • Opportunities to participate in cross-registration or concurrent enrollment at CWRU
  • Comprehensive financial aid advising that bridges both institutions


CHC Scholars at CWRU will have:

  • A financial aid package that will make a CWRU education possible
  • A summer academic program that bridges the transition to CWRU that includes a stipend
  • CHC academic mentoring and advising throughout their CWRU career
  • Access to special programs that include classes and events at University Circle institutions
  • Research funding to support unpaid internships or independent research anywhere in the world


Contact Information

If you’re interested in getting involved with the CHC, or have any questions, please visit our Contact Us page to identify the CHC advisor at your home institution. You can also send an email directly to