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Promoting inclusion and opportunities.

Multicultural and First Generation Student Support assists students of ALANA (African-American, Latinx, Asian/Desi-American, Pacific Islander, Native/Indigenous- American and Multiracial) descent and first generation college students in the development and implementation of their academic, leadership and career goals; MFGSS also provides additional support for students who identify in the spectrum of LGBTQ+. Our team empowers students holistically by providing access to cultural capital and resources to communities that have been systematically and historically underserved. Through mentoring, training and providing community spaces, we advocate, empower students to find their voice and provide support as they actualize their potential.

Support services include ACE (Advancing Clark Excellence) Summer Institute, Connections @Clark, advising, and student success workshops. We also offer affinity groups such as Sisters in Stride (for woman-identified students of color), FOCUS (for men-identified students of color), Queer Students of Color (for students who want to explore the intersections among gender, sexual orientation, and racial identities) and advise the First-Generation Student Union. Through these programs and initiatives, we seek to develop socially conscious, empowered leaders who embody Clark’s Mission to “Challenge Convention and Change Our World.”

Multicultural Resource Guide

Check out our student-made online resource guide — with useful apps, websites, videos, and more–to help you with the process of transitioning to online learning and coping with this ever-changing context. The guide provides useful resources for time management, mindfulness/meditation, mental health, and inspiration.

Created and designed by Adriana Diaz

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Multicultural and First Generation Student Support

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