Undergraduate Admissions is pursuing several efforts to recruit and enroll more Black and historically underrepresented students, including taking the following recently implemented and new staffing steps:
- Admissions will fill two additional admissions counselor positions over the course of the coming year to aid in the work of ensuring a strong pool that includes historically underrepresented candidates.
- In September 2019, all Clark admissions counselors attended a day-long training on anti-bias awareness and practices in admissions and recruitment and financial support was allocated to ensure that such professional development will continue and be built upon into the future.
- In May 2019, Admissions created and filled a new position, Assistant Director of Admissions for Access and Inclusion. This role is focused on building effective partnerships internally and externally, as well as helping to identify and remove structural barriers in the admissions process.
Starting two years ago, the Office of Graduate Admissions began giving special attention to recruiting a more diverse pool of students from both U.S. and international locations. Recent related actions include:
- In 2019, the office added a full-time recruiter focused on the African sub-continent as well as Central and South America.
- Enhanced domestic recruitment efforts through partnerships with agencies such as the Peace Corp and Teach for America.