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Culture & Inclusion

Diversity on Campus

Our campus thrives on unique voices, roots, and backgrounds. We think differently, feel differently, and work differently from one another. We affirm the value of multicultural understanding and promote and support diversity at Clarke University.

Upcoming Cultural Programs

LGBTQIA+ Alliance Pride Week
April 8 – 12, 2019

The LGBTQIA+ Alliance will host it’s annual Pride Week as a celebration and educational opportunity for students to learn about the LGBTQIA+ identity. Learn more detailed event information here.

+ Monday, April 8 – 7pm in Rose O’Toole: Allyship

+ Tuesday, April 9 – 5pm in Rose O’Toole: The ABCs of LGBT

+ Wednesday, April 10 – 7pm in Fabiano Conference Room: Queering Biology

+ Thursday, April 11 – 6pm in Rose O’Toole: Over the Rainbow Bridge

+ Friday, April 12 – 8pm in Jansen Music Hall: Lights, Camera, Pride! Drag Show, featuring Illusions Midwest


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Ally Network

The Ally Network at Clarke promotes and provides safe and inclusive environments for our students, peers, and colleagues of all gender identities, gender expressions, and sexual orientations.  Being part of the Ally Network means to actively support and advocate for our LGBTQ+ community. Those who complete the Ally Network training workshops may choose to display a placard on their office or workspace to visually communicate their commitment.

Contact Triston King for more information about the Ally Network and its training workshops.

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Committee

The Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Committee is a standing committee that evolved from the Minority Task Force initiated by the president in 1989. The primary function of this committee is to promote inclusiveness by 1) educating the campus community on issues of diversity, and 2) affecting university policies to foster a campus that is open and welcoming to all. Specifically, this committee performs ongoing review of campus climate, supports campus equity advocates, provides faculty and staff development opportunities, and collaborates with other groups to promote an inclusive learning community.

The committee is comprised of administration, faculty, staff, and students. Everyone in our Clarke community is welcome to reach out to the committee. Contact Mary Gitau for more information.

Incident Reporting

We are dedicated to hearing the voices of individuals and investigating concerns. We strive to resolve crime and community issues, especially those of bias or discrimination. You can report an incident anonymously or by name.

Life on Campus

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