Diversity & Inclusion at Clarkson

Clarkson welcomes scholars from all over the world. We believe it is essential to our mission that our students and employees be Global Citizens. In order to build and support a community of Global Citizens, the University has developed a strategic set of goals for Diversity and Inclusion focused on this mission. These goals are overseen by the Chief Inclusion Officer, the Climate and Engagement Committee and the Diversity and Inclusion Five Council, which meets with the President.

  • Chief Inclusion Officer
  • Diversity & Inclusion Five Council
  • Office of Accessibility 
  • ADA/504
  • Veterans
  • Inclusion, Equity and Non-Discrimination Questions and Concerns
  • International Center
  • Training
  • Programming
  • President's Page

Teaching & Learning

The Office for Teaching & Learning for Diversity & Inclusion is dedicated to supporting Clarkson faculty in their efforts to be excellent teachers and facilitators of classrooms that are welcoming and attuned to the needs of our students. The Office supports efforts to develop a curriculum and co-curricular activities that enhance the campus as a community and learning environment for everyone. Finally, the Office is a meeting place for faculty and those responsible for administering initiatives and programs in Diversity & Inclusion. 


Student Engagement & Development

A key element in student and community engagement is the Diversity & Inclusion Lounge, a collaborative and supportive hub for curricular, co-curricular and community initiatives. Overseen by the Chief Inclusion Officer and the Director of Student Diversity & Inclusion Services, it produces programming that both celebrates the diversity of cultures on campus and educates our communities to be culturally competent. The director also oversees our Professional Societies to develop underrepresented students into leaders in their professions. 


Academic Support

Student Success, Diversity and Inclusion provides academic support and professional development that leads to success for all of our students. We offer several resources to help students navigate the pathway to career readiness and degree completion.

Human Resources & Employee Inclusion

Human Resources focuses on recruitment, onboarding, training and professional development. The goal is a campus community where all are welcomed and valued members who contribute to the development of global citizenship by promoting a diverse and inclusive environment. 


Strategic Planning

Clarkson University has a strategic plan, Clarkson at 125, in order to meet the needs of our students, faculty and staff. It lays out the following goals:

  • Increase the number of underrepresented students and staff
  • Professionally develop our students and employees to be global citizens

To reach these goals, the Chief Inclusion Officer, in collaboration with the Climate & Engagement Committee and the DI5 Council, has an operational strategic plan focused on recruitment, retention, onboarding, training, professional development, programming, curriculum and institutional change management. 


Students participating in a tough talks event on campus

Open, respectful dialogues, campus-wide events, student organizations and university initiatives cultivate diversity and inclusion at Clarkson. Get involved and help make Clarkson an engaged community that welcomes everyone, everywhere.

Societies and Organizations

Inclusion, Equity, and Non-Discrimination Questions and Concerns

Contact us to find resources and support, report harassment and discrimination, or discuss concerns and solutions.


Student Success Services

Students talking to each other during the career fair

Our goal is to create a supportive and inclusive campus that encourages open and respectful dialogue and supports educational and personal success for all of its students. We offer several services and resources to help students navigate the increasingly complex dimensions of diversity and inclusion.








The Campus Committee on Climate and Engagement is established under the authority of the President of the University. This committee and any subcommittees address, review, and make recommendations for diversity at an institutional level. Day-to-day concerns should be directed to the appropriate office listed on the nondiscrimination website. The members are a mix of students, staff and faculty.


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