Historically Black College/University?
Common States of Residence
- Foreign countries
- New York
- Rhode Island
Student Age Breakdown
Under 18: 1%
African American: 3%
Asian American: 11%
Native American: 0%
Clark is very tolerant of gay students and has student groups such as GLBTA that promote acceptance throughout the campus. However, as accepting as Clark is, the gay population on campus is not very sizeable.
Clarkies tend to be fairly socially and politically liberal. There is a noticeable activist community, yet the larger portion of the student body remains aware but generally apathetic. Since the recent election, Clark students have been more politically active and outspoken. There are also many groups on campus that are related to Politics.
There is a wide range of variation between the economic backgrounds of Clark students. However, Clark provides excellent financial aid packages to many students, so chances are that differences between economic strata are not likely to be noticed.
Most Common Religions
Catholics, Muslims, Pagans, and all types of religions are represented at Clark through the student body and in various student groups. However, the Jewish religion is the most noticeable religion on campus. This may be due in part to the fact that Clark Hillel is one of the largest and most active student groups on campus. As for religious tolerance, everyone seems to accept everyone else regardless of their affiliation.
Minority Clubs on Campus
The minority clubs are some of the most active and noticeable groups on campus. The Asian Society, Black Student Union, and Caribbean African Student Association are consistently hosting events, both large and small, that can be celebrations of culture or just for fun. They are also an archetype for racial tolerance and equality in and of themselves as they co-sponsor many of each other’s events throughout the year.
Did You Know?
Instead of "multiculturalism," Clark uses the term "interculturalism," which includes factors such as age, ability, religion, gender, sexual orientation, race, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, and the place you call home.