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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 Diversity Center

 Message from Clark College President Sandra Fowler-Hill

"To our students of color - and specifically to Black students - who continue to carry the heavy weight of racism and oppression, you have our attention and our support. The trauma of racist violence is cumulative, each act compounds the Black community's grief.

Clark College stands in solidarity with those who act against hate, violence, and racial inequities. We recognize Clark College has a responsibility to identify and dismantle racist systems, and build a college community that is safe, inclusive and supportive."

Power, Privilege and Inequity (PPI) trainings are open to students and employees.

Upcoming Trainings

PPI Red, White, and Brown: A Timeline of Race in the United States

Melissa Williams
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86734001731
Tuesday, June 9
9:00 – 11:00 a.m.
Meeting ID: 867 3400 1731


PPI How to Support DREAMers

Rosalba Pitkin
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81595782281
Wednesday, June 10
10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Meeting ID: 815 9578 2281


PPI White Women in Power

Alyssa Voyles
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83213381496
Thursday, June 25
1:00 – 3:00 p.m.
Meeting ID: 832 1338 1496

 

The Diversity Center is a great place to visit between classes. Everyone is welcome to come in and hang out, study, and meet people. The center offers educational resources that engages the faculty, staff and students through conversations, self-reflection, and support of creating a safe and respectful place for everyone. It is a place where students, faculty and staff can connect with their communities and learn about others as well. It is essential to advocate for an inclusive community to ensure the enrichment of everyone’s experience at the college and in our community.

The Diversity Center is equipped with a resource library, filled with books, videos, dvds, and artwork, that is open to all. Also, there are many informational resources on services provided at the college and with community partners. Come in and learn about others, engage in thoughtful conversations about diversity, inclusion, power, privilege, inequity, social equity and social justice, and find your community.

The Diversity Center hosts regular conversations, film screenings, workshops, student luncheon, and events that celebrates diversity and social equity.  Please keep posted on upcoming events.

Our department also leads many of the diversity and social equity initiatives at the college.