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Office of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

About

The Office of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (ODEI) supports the college's goal of fostering a social and equitable college community as outlined in Clark College's Strategic Plan and helps ensure the college's Social Equity Plan is implemented across the college.

ODEI is committed to serving systemically non-dominant groups as they navigate Clark College. We help foster and retain a diverse college community, which includes students, faculty, and staff.

Our office supports individuals with their academic, personal, and professional development, as well as provides training and educational resources for all members of the college community around diversity, inclusion, power, privilege, inequity, social equity, and social justice. 

Contact

Office of Diversity and Equity
Gaiser Hall 214
Tel: (360) 992-2292

Hours

Monday - Thursday
8:00 a.m - 5:00 p.m
Friday
8:00 a.m - 1:00 p.m

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The Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (ODEI)

The Office of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (ODEI) helps ensure the college's Social Equity Plan is implemented across the college and works collaboratively with individuals and departments to create informed and equitable solutions.

Clark College's goal of fostering an equitable college community is also directed by the State (SBCTC), which has charged all community and technical colleges to lead with racial equity. ODEI is committed to serving people from systemically non-dominant populations as they navigate Clark College by helping to foster and retain a diverse community of students, faculty, and staff.

 

Opportunities to Work With ODEI

Seeking Presenters for the 2021 Annual NW Regional Equity Conference

The NW Regional Equity Conference will be accepting proposals from now until October 30, 2020. We are seeking professionals in education, private, government, and non-profit sectors and other individuals who would like to share their social justice knowledge to help remove institutional barriers for historically underrepresented populations.

Online proposal submission form

Work-it-Wednesday


Clark College is striving toward racial, social, and economic justice for all members of our college community. This effort is the work of every employee and collaborative approaches are crucial to making it a reality. To support this work, ODEI reserves time on Wednesdays to partner with any college employee, department, or group for Work-it-Wednesdays who would like to consult with our staff about how to infuse equity principles into a program, project, or initiative at any stage in the process.


 

ODEI News

BUILD 2020-2021 Cohort - FULL

The Broadening Understanding, Intercultural Leadership and Development Program (B.U.I.L.D.) is a nine-month cohort-based program in which participants complete a series of ODEI workshops, in addition to the Equitable Decision-Making training, to build knowledge and skills toward intercultural competency and equity leadership.

 

What We Do

Social Equity Council

The Social Equity Council is a group of students, faculty, and staff who serve the college by providing strategic direction to the institution around diversity and inclusion.

Community Wide Diversity Events

The Community Wide Diversity Events Committee builds and maintains relationships throughout the community to foster a diverse college community through the efforts of reaching out to the community. Clark College would like to explore the potential opportunity to partner with you in conjunction with your event that meets the criteria. For more information, please email the Diversity Program Manager at diversity@clark.edu.

Trainings/Workshops

The Office of Diversity and Equity provides training on issues of diversity, power, privilege, and inequity. While there will be training opportunities provided for the whole campus, we can also provide specialized, targeted diversity training for departments or groups based on the needs of that group. We will work together to craft an individualized training plan that identifies particular subject areas and activities that will move.

BUILD PROGRAM

B.U.I.L.D. Program participants complete a series of ODEI workshops, in addition to the Equitable Decision-Making training, to build knowledge and skills toward intercultural competency and equity leadership. Upon completion of the program, these certified employees are expected to serve as equity ambassadors in their respective areas to advocate that policies, processes, procedures, decision-making, communications, and services are developed, implemented, and assessed equitably and in ways that center student and employee populations that most often experience inequitable outcomes in learning and workplace environments.

 

Four students on the steps of Gaiser Hall