Diversity Council

Diversity describes the various ways in which we differ from one another—including unconscious differences like values, beliefs, tolerance, levels of patience, perceptions, stereotypes, world perspectives and life experiences. These unconscious differences impact and influence how we accept one another in more obvious categories, such as age, color, disability, gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation and religious beliefs.

Diversity Council Mission

The Diversity Council will lead Clarkson College in developing sensitive community support and awareness of diverse individual value systems. This will be accomplished by creating a learning environment that enhances the human potential of all community members as they carry out the values of the organization.


Dr. Ricardo Varguez, Ph.D.
Director of Center for Teaching Excellence
PH 402.552.2261


Event Name Location Date
Hispanic Heritage Month Zoom Only 9/30/2021
First-Generation Student Success Day Howard Hall/Zoom 11/4/2021
National Native American Heritage Day Zoom/Email 11/18/2021
International Day of Persons with Disabilities Zoom/Email 12/2/2021
Fall Book Club Zoom Only Fall Semester
Random Acts of Kindness Student Center/Email Feb 1-11, 2022
Black History Month Email Feb 1-25, 2022
International Women's Day Zoom Only 3/17/2022
Cultural Café Howard Hall/Zoom 3/31/2022
Holocaust Remembrance Day Email 4/8/2022
Spring Book Club Zoom Only Spring Semester