Diversity & Inclusion Certificate Program
The Diversity and Inclusion Certificate Program provides a valuable professional development opportunity that allows participants to engage in authentic, critical dialogue and in-depth examination of diversity, difference, power, privilege and beyond to understand how we can — and why we should — work together to build a more inclusive community. Participants will gain valuable knowledge and skills, enabling them to more effectively and enjoyably work and learn in an intercultural, diverse environment.
Survey on Campus Culture and Community
The ODI has partnered with a diverse array of academic and administrative offices, and student organizations across the Clark community, to launch the University’s first comprehensive Survey on Campus Culture and Community (SCCC). Responding to student demands for a comprehensive assessment of the institution, as well as the Chief Officer’s vision for a data-driven Diversity and Inclusion strategy, this initiative aims to assess the experiences of all students, faculty, staff, and senior administrators, celebrate the strengths of the Clark community, recognize areas for improvement, and understand Clark’s position in the landscape of higher education.
President’s Diversity Advisory Council
The formation of the President’s Diversity Advisory Council (PDAC) uses the foundation already built at Clark with the Committee on Diversity and Inclusion. Membership includes faculty, administrators, staff, undergraduate and graduate students, community members, and alumni. The overarching responsibility for the Council is to provide campus leadership with advice and recommendations about best practices in creating a diverse and inclusive campus community. PDAC will be co-chaired by President David Angel and CODI Sheree Ohen.
ODI Co-funding Program
The Office of Diversity and Inclusion is excited to support Clark University’s efforts that reflect its mission to promote a diverse, equitable and inclusive campus. ODI has developed a co-funding program to help support activities, projects, events, research, and recruitment efforts advancing our office mission.
D’Army Bailey ’65 Diversity Fund
The goal of this fund is to support campus initiatives and academic endeavors that advance and help sustain an inclusive, engaged campus. This fund will have three major components to support our efforts to create an inclusive and productive working and learning environment.
President’s Achievement Awards for Inclusive Excellence
The inaugural President’s Achievement Awards for Inclusive Excellence (PAAIE) are designed to honor individuals, units and programs that have made exemplary contributions to advancing inclusive excellence at Clark and within the broader Worcester community. Inclusive excellence centers equity, inclusion and diversity as core institutional values. Clark strives to create a culture of inclusion that allows all students, faculty, and staff to thrive in our living, working and learning communities. We aim to create a shared sense of commitment and engagement across campus in our efforts to foster excellence through inclusion. This commitment broadens and strengthens the university’s mission of teaching, learning and scholarship. There will be up to four awardees honored per year that includes a monetary gift to help support Clark’s shared commitment to advance inclusive excellence.
- The President’s Achievement Award for Inclusive Excellence includes a $1,500 gift for the awardee(s) to designate toward a program or department of their choice.
- One awardee may receive the Distinguished Inclusive Excellence Award that includes a $1,000 gift for the awardee.
The 2020 President’s Achievement Awards for Inclusive Excellence nomination period will be open from February 3rd – 21st. The awards ceremony will be held in April 2020.