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
Multicultural Center Open House
September 5, 2019, 6:00pm
We’ve moved! Join us in our new Multicultural Center space for socializing, celebration of culture, and finding a home in our new center – MFH G06. Find us upstairs from the Student Activity Center, in the Stoltz Student Life Wing.
Ice Box: Separated at the Border
September 19, 2019, 5:00pm
Join us in the Fabiano Conference Room in the Atrium for Ice Box: Separated at the Border. This documentary screening will show the experiences of the children of undocumented immigrants, after they have been separated from their parents. A discussion will follow the film. We will engage in conversation about the film, living conditions and other immigration issues, as well as ask the question – how can we seek dignity and safety for the children at the center of this crisis?
Celebracion de la Cultura
October 2, 2019, 6:30pm
Gather in the Student Activity Center and engage in a variety of activities celebrating Hispanic heritage. From games to crafts to trivia, there will be ample opportunity to experience traditions and appreciate the diversity of the culture.
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.
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.