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University Definitions

As part of communicating as One Clarke, One Community, it is important to have some shared language. The following paragraphs provide some common language that quickly and accurately describes the Clarke experience, and can be beneficial when producing materials about the University. 

What is a Clarkie?

Clarkies lead from the heart and embrace our values of education, charity, justice, and freedom. As the Clarke Pride, we are united in our authentic commitment to the common good. We learn, live, lead, and give together, and you feel it the moment you step foot on campus. Once you are part of the Pride, you are part of a family you can count on for life.

Clarke University Boilerplate 

Founded in 1843 by the Sisters of Charity of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Clarke University is located near the Mississippi River in Dubuque, Iowa. The University believes learning is lifelong and life-changing. Our community inspires intellectual curiosity, cultural engagement, professional preparedness, spiritual exploration, and a commitment to contributing to the common good in a global society. Academic offerings include over 50 undergraduate majors and minors, 10 pre-professional programs, six graduate degree programs, and the CareerPLUS professional development micro course program.