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Clark is committed to fostering a campus community that is equitable, diverse, and inclusive. We are taking numerous steps to support students, faculty, and staff in these areas, including increasing funding and financial assistance for students from underrepresented groups, bolstering recruiting efforts to increase diversity on campus, and hiring faculty and staff from a broad range of backgrounds that include historically underrepresented candidates.

29 - Action Items
16 - Completed

The Action Item has been fully implemented.

The Action Item has been fully implemented.

7 - In Progress

The Action Item is being worked on, with the goal of completion.

The Action Item is being worked on, with the goal of completion.

6 - Ongoing

The Action Item is part of Clark’s continuous work.

The Action Item is part of Clark’s continuous work.


Students

Action Item: Address food security issues within the student community

Develop programs to address food security issues within the Clark student community.

Updates as of June 8, 2021
Ongoing

The Action Item is part of Clark’s continuous work.

The Action Item is part of Clark’s continuous work.

Action Item: Increase student life programming during the pandemic

Increase student life programming so that students stay better connected to each other during the pandemic.

Updates as of May 22, 2021
Completed

The Action Item has been fully implemented.

The Action Item has been fully implemented.

Action Item: Appoint liaison between Athletics and Office of Diversity and Inclusion

Establish a relationship between Clark Athletics and Recreation and the Office of Diversity and Inclusion (ODI).

Updates as of Feb. 19, 2021
Completed

The Action Item has been fully implemented.

The Action Item has been fully implemented.

Action Item: Add counseling staff to better serve marginalized students

Add staffing to the Center for Counseling and Personal Growth (CPG) to better serve marginalized students.

Updates as of Feb. 12, 2021
In Progress

The Action Item is being worked on, with the goal of completion.

The Action Item is being worked on, with the goal of completion.

Action Item: Improve counseling programs to better serve marginalized students

Improve programs and supports to better serve the mental health needs of marginalized students.

Updates as of Feb. 12, 2021
In Progress

The Action Item is being worked on, with the goal of completion.

The Action Item is being worked on, with the goal of completion.

Action Item: Hire Undergraduate Admissions staff to increase student diversity

Hire Undergraduate Admissions staff to aid in the work of ensuring a strong pool that includes historically underrepresented candidates.

Updates as of Feb. 10, 2021
In Progress

The Action Item is being worked on, with the goal of completion.

The Action Item is being worked on, with the goal of completion.

Action Item: Increase funding for first-gen, low-income undergraduate students

Increase funding and opportunities for undergraduate students from diverse backgrounds, including first-generation and low-income students.

Updates as of Feb. 10, 2021
Ongoing

The Action Item is part of Clark’s continuous work.

The Action Item is part of Clark’s continuous work.

Action Item: Develop supports for LGBTQIA+ students in MFGSS

The Office of Multicultural and First Generation Student Support will develop supports for LGBTQIA+ students.

Updates as of Jan. 4, 2021
In Progress

The Action Item is being worked on, with the goal of completion.

The Action Item is being worked on, with the goal of completion.

Action Item: Hire new director of multicultural and first generation student support

Hire a new director of the Office of Multicultural and First Generation Student Support (MFGSS).

Updates as of Jan. 4, 2021
Completed

The Action Item has been fully implemented.

The Action Item has been fully implemented.

Action Item: Update Clark Athletics and Recreation’s DEI mission statement

Update the Clark Athletics and Recreation’s diversity, equity, and inclusion mission statement.

Updates as of Dec. 2, 2020
Completed

The Action Item has been fully implemented.

The Action Item has been fully implemented.

Action Item: Form Clark Athletics DEI Committee

Create a Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Committee within Clark Athletics and Recreation.

Updates as of Sep. 28, 2020
Completed

The Action Item has been fully implemented.

The Action Item has been fully implemented.

Action Item: Conduct DEI training for Athletics and Recreation community

Clark Athletics and Recreation will conduct diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) training for its staff, administrators, and student-athletes.

Updates as of Sep. 28, 2020
Ongoing

The Action Item is part of Clark’s continuous work.

The Action Item is part of Clark’s continuous work.

Action Item: Hire assistant dean for equity and student success

Create and fill a new leadership position, assistant dean for equity and student success, within the Dean of Students division.

Updates as of July 17, 2020
Completed

The Action Item has been fully implemented.

The Action Item has been fully implemented.

Action Item: Increase visibility of DEI on Athletics and Recreation website

Enhance the diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) presence on the Clark Athletics and Recreation website.

Updates as of Feb. 15, 2020
Ongoing

The Action Item is part of Clark’s continuous work.

The Action Item is part of Clark’s continuous work.

Action Item: Implement Athletics and Recreation team-specific DEI policies

Implement Athletics and Recreation team-specific diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) policies and contracts.

Updates as of Oct. 2, 2019
Completed

The Action Item has been fully implemented.

The Action Item has been fully implemented.

Action Item: Create Athletics inclusion coalition led by students

Partnering with students, Clark Athletics and Recreation will establish a student-led inclusion coalition.

Updates as of Sep. 14, 2019
Completed

The Action Item has been fully implemented.

The Action Item has been fully implemented.

Action Item: Add staff to recruit more diverse graduate students

Add and develop staff to aid in the work of recruiting more prospective graduate students from diverse backgrounds.

Updates as of May 1, 2019
In Progress

The Action Item is being worked on, with the goal of completion.

The Action Item is being worked on, with the goal of completion.

Action Item: Increase financial assistance for underrepresented graduate students

Offer additional financial assistance to graduate students from underrepresented groups, including those from more difficult socioeconomic backgrounds.

Updates as of May 1, 2018
Ongoing

The Action Item is part of Clark’s continuous work.

The Action Item is part of Clark’s continuous work.

Action Item: Enhance graduate student recruitment efforts to boost diversity

Develop initiatives and partnerships to recruit and admit a more diverse population of graduate students.

Updates as of May 1, 2018
Completed

The Action Item has been fully implemented.

The Action Item has been fully implemented.