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Clark University values and supports its LGBTQIA+ community members — students, faculty, and staff. On this page, you will find information and resources to help you navigate your Clark experience, on campus and beyond. Stay tuned for more information regarding future programming and other initiatives.

University Policies

RLH Gender-Inclusive Policy

All students in University housing may select to live with a roommate of a different gender in accordance with the gender-inclusive housing policy.  Additionally, all gendered spaces are assigned based on students’ self-identified gender.

Want to know more? Contact Amanda Cefaratti, Assistant Director for Housing Operations, at

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Gender-Neutral Bathroom List

View a list of gender-neutral bathrooms on Clark’s campus. The Gender-Neutral Bathroom (GNB) Project was spearheaded by Oliver McCormick ’24 and was a continuation of work started by previous student groups.

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Name Change Process

Clark recognizes that some community members wish to use a first name other than a legal first name to identify themselves. We will display a preferred first name in place of your legal first name in many, but not all, internal systems and reports.

Update Your Preferred First Name


E. Tejada III

E. Tejada III (they/them) serves in the dynamic new position of Associate Director for Gender and Sexuality in the Office  for Identity, Student Engagement, and Access. Within their role, they seek to foster just and inclusive practices while advocating for equitable access and support for underrepresented communities.  Additionally, their research around Trans inclusive practices on college campuses has shaped their training, presentations, and campus advocacy since 2016. Feel free to reach out to E. for questions, resources, or ways to get engaged with LGBTQIA+ efforts at Clark.

Email E. Tejada III

Student Groups and Affinity Spaces

Trans and Gender Diverse Support and Discussion Group

The Trans and Gender Diverse Support and Discussion Group provides an affinity space for those that are trans (binary or non-binary), gender diverse, and/or navigating or questioning aspects of their gender. Each session is co-facilitated by students and staff in seeking to provide access to a trans-inclusive community at Clark.

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QTSOC (Queer and Trans Students of Color)

This group provides an affinity space for BIPOC students who are LGBTQIA+ or are questioning their gender and sexuality. We will engage in conversations around intersections of identity, support one another, and build community; each session is co-facilitated by students and staff.

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Prism serves LGBTQIA+ students at Clark and is dedicated to improving support and awareness within the community. Prism holds annual events throughout the school year such as Coming Out Stories, Trans Day of Remembrance, and Pride Prom. Additionally, Prism provides services for students: a queer library, clothing swap, and a binder exchange.

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Interested in career resources for LGBTQIA+ students?

Stories of LGBTQIA+ Community and Research at Clark

Intersex Pride Flag

Clark Holds Lavender Celebration

Class of 2021 Senior Week activities include Clark’s second annual Lavender Celebration

transgender media panelists

The State of Transgender Media

Higgins School event includes nationally renowned guests for panel discussion on present and future state of transgender media

William Kloesch

Bill Koelsch recalls his youth, and his truth

Professor emeritus discusses his journey as a gay man in the 1950s, ’60s

Abbie Goldberg

First-of-its-kind trans studies encyclopedia

Professor Goldberg’s work takes interdisciplinary, intersectional approach

Bob Tobin

Robert Tobin awarded Key to the City of Worcester

Professor honored for preserving stories of ‘marginalized and unrecognized’ communities

Elizabeth Blake

Exploring the meanings of modernism

Professor Elizabeth Blake’s research and teaching focuses on modernism, also specializes in food, gender, and sexuality studies

Jonas Clark Hall with pride flag overlay

Celebrate Pride

Join the Clark community in celebrating Pride throughout the year! Download virtual backgrounds or pick a frame to add to your social media profile.

Contact Information

Identity, Student Engagement, and Access

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