Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

We Are All Golden Knights

Clarkson University sees diversity as a catalyst for creativity and innovation. New discoveries emerge when a variety of perspectives and experiences direct the discussion. In turn, we take diversity, equity and inclusion into account in attracting students to campus, supporting them along their journey and helping them launch their careers. As well, our approach is ever-evolving and shapes campus culture and how we train faculty and staff. A sense of belonging in our students is essential to their success.

Learn more about our multifaceted mission, and explore diversity and inclusion resources for students, faculty and staff.

Our Mission

Clarkson sees all students and employees as Global Citizens. The Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Office cultivates this aspect of our campus culture through recruitment and professional development efforts and continuously addressing campus climate and engagement.

Working to be a community with a sense of belonging for all is at the heart of what we do. And, we work to instill an appreciation of culture, diversity and inclusion and highlight the skills to execute these objectives. We believe these attributes make our students successful throughout their careers and around the world.

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Office

Students, employees and community members can find a welcoming space in the D & I Lounge in the Student Center. Our office provides a platform and leadership opportunities for students interested in steering the campus conversation. Learn more about community engagement, University programming, professional development and educational opportunities.

About the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Office

How We Encourage a More Diverse and Inclusive Campus

We welcome your drive and curiosity to uncover new advancements and shape the future of science, technology, engineering, business and healthcare. Understand how Clarkson supports diversity through every stage of your journey.

The Society of Women Engineers is actually the first organization I got involved in when I first came to Clarkson. I was an active member for both my freshman semesters and loved seeing and meeting other women pursuing a STEM education —  especially meeting all the seniors who were so close to accomplishing something that I had just embarked on. They held many fun and developmental activities that made me feel confident and prepared for my time at Clarkson. I also got involved in Sister to Sister, which was a nice break from academics and gave me the opportunity to meet more women like me at Clarkson, which was just really comforting!

Kimberly Gomez '25, BS in Mechanical Engineering

Our Diverse and Inclusive Environment

Clarkson University values diversity as a catalyst for creativity and innovation. We prioritize diversity, equity and inclusion in attracting and supporting students, shaping campus culture and empowering faculty and staff to ensure a sense of belonging crucial for student success.

  • Clarkson students come from all over the country and the world - with students representing over 40 states and 60 countries.
  • Student clubs and organizations promote our mission to bring various culturally, racially, and ethnically diverse groups on campus. To promote a diverse shared community membership to these clubs is open to all Clarkson students.
  • We welcome your drive and curiosity to uncover new advancements and shape the future of science, technology, engineering, business and healthcare. Understand how Clarkson supports the diverse contributions of students through every stage of your journey.
  • When you come to Clarkson, you are a Golden Knight for life and you matter as part of our community.

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Resources for Faculty and Staff

Our faculty and staff influence the classroom environment. At the same time, Clarkson’s Human Resources office strives to attract and retain a diverse workforce. Learn more about the role of our employees in promoting a diverse, inclusive and safe campus for all.

Contact Us

Email: diversity@ty817.com  
Phone: 315-268-3785 
Social: Facebook | Instagram 

Experience Innovation Through Diversity and Inclusion

Have questions for the Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Office? Reach out to us today to learn more.