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Shanice Clarke
Shanice Clarke

Shanice Clarke (she/her/hers) currently serves Portland State University as the Program Coordinator for the Pan-African Commons Student Center. Shanice is a product of a Jamaican migrant family, and a first-generation person of the United States. Originally from Boston, MA, Shanice joins Portland State from the University of Northern Colorado after earning a Master of Arts in Higher Education & Student Affairs Leadership (HESAL) in 2016, and a Bachelor of Science in Human Services in 2014. A focus for her research and scholarship is institutional response of race-based biased incidents, Black critical theory, and culturally-relevant practices. Her professional experiences at the University of Northern Colorado include advocacy for survivors of gender violence, and advising at the Marcus Garvey Cultural Center, center for students in the African diaspora. Currently, she supports the American College Personnel Association’s (ACPA) Coalition for Women’s Identities as Co-Chair. In the local community, she is a Organizing & Movement-Building cohort member for Enlace: Intenational Non-Profit for Racial and Economic Justice. Interesting facts about her are that she enjoys nerding out with manga and Marvel comics, “up-cycling”, activities at or around bodies of water, and hiking. She also tweets @FemmeBlackery.


Shanice Clarke offers confidential support for stalking, relationship vilence sexual harrassment, sexual asault, and other forms of sexual violence. Book an appointment with her these three ways:

  1. Online at
  2. In-person at her workstation in the Pan-African Commons, Smith Memorial Student Union 236
  3. Over the phone by calling (503)725-9370

** If you are experiencing a emergency and you need immediate assistance please call Campus Public Safety at (503)725-4404.