Office of Multicultural and First Generation Student Support

Community Groups

FOCUS and Sisters in Stride (SIS)

These programs are meant to be an empowering, supportive space for men and woman-identified students of color, respectively. Through bi-weekly sessions consisting of speakers, workshops and dialogue, facilitators focus on providing mentorship and cultivating resilience and community among underrepresented students. Previous meeting topics include: Mental Health in Communities of Color, Interracial Relationships, "Code Switching," Immigration in the U.S., movie nights, and Education without Representation (Being Underrepresented at a PWI).

FOCUS meets bi-weekly on Mondays from 5:30-7:30 in the McCann Resource Room

Sisters in Stride meets bi-weekly on Thursdays from 5:30-7:30 in the McCann Resource Room.

 

Queer Students of Color (QSOC)

Queer Students of Color (QSOC) seeks to support students in exploring the intersectionality in their lives with a particular focus on race, gender identity, gender expression and sexual orientation. We will be building community over snacks and food for thought. Some examples include: discussing contemporary manifestations of power and privilege through current events or the Clark context, identifying resources, community members and events that allow support, using story sharing and body movement (Theater of the Oppressed) to connect our lived experiences through the lens of one's multiple identities. Our goal is to connect and create a safe space to question and dialogue using our personal experience, queer theory, culture and play.

 

First Generation Student Union

Our office advises and works closely with the First Generation Student Union at Clark. The group was founded in Fall 2016, with the goal of providing community and support to the first generation students as they navigate Clark.