Clark College

Our mission is to support one another, perform useful philanthropy projects, and to act as an important part of the Murray State community. Students work with faculty and staff in a nurturing and respectful environment to achieve our goals with excellence. We define excellence by:
 
  • Assimilating residents and commuters into the residential college system.  
  • Providing an environment where members can establish friendships and enjoy a sense of family in a safe and healthy setting.
  • Promoting academic success.
  • Promoting faculty-student collaboration to strengthen the College, faculty-student friendships, and mentoring
Lee Clark students, staff, and faculty work to pursue creative ideas for programming, encourage leadership through action, and commit to strengthening its spirit and traditions.
 
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Crest, Mascot and Colors

The student-designed flag based on the Clark family crest dates back some 400 years. The flag consists of a red cross on a gray background, providing four quadrants. Three of these bear a symbol that supports the motto of Lee Clark College: "Building Community Through Communication." In the bottom right quadrant is a yellow lamp representing knowledge. In the top right quadrant is a cross that symbolizes faith. In the top left quadrant is the Murray State University mascot, the race-horse. The bottom left quadrant was left open, as the early designers felt that later students would add their own symbol. The current mascot is the Crusader.

Traditions and Annual Events

One of the missions of the Residential College system is to foster the community of students, faculty, and staff. The Residential College Council (RCC) and Resident Assistant (RA) staff of Clark take this very seriously. Seldom does a week pass where there isn't’t a program, activity, or intramural game scheduled. As a Crusader of Clark, you are encouraged to take part in as many of these opportunities as you wish. While every RC offers several similar programs and activities, Clark hosts several unique, award-winning events:
 
Clark Olympics
 
Remember when you were younger, and your school would have a Field Day? It was a day of friendly, whimsical challenges, followed by a celebratory meal. This is a Field Day for adults. Teams made up of Clark residents and affiliated commuters compete in various events including Human Horseshoe, Sack Racing, Name That Tune, and the Tricycle Race! The Clark Olympics and banquet are always on a Saturday early in the fall semester as a way to get to know the other members of the Clark community.
 
Clarkstock
 
Started in 2007 by a couple of Clark residents who just wanted to jam, Clarkstock has grown into the preeminent free music festival of the RCs. It is an all-day philanthropic event on a spring Saturday that brings several local bands together to provide music of all genres to the Murray State Community. It's a time to relax, play some volleyball or cornhole, and enjoy some grilled food with your friends before finals. It's a free event open to the public, but any donations and proceeds from fundraisers go to Mainstreet Youth, a local afterschool program for children in the larger Murray community.
  
Clarksgiving
 
Save the date! The Thursday before Thanksgiving is Clark’s annual in-house celebratory meal, Clarksgiving. This is one of the few times each year where we come together to share a traditional Thanksgiving meal. This is also a philanthropic event for Clark College, as attendees are asked to bring canned or dry goods to donate to Needline, a local food bank that serves the larger Murray community.
 
S’mores N’more
 
Who doesn't’t like s’mores? Roasted marshmallows, melted chocolate, and crisp graham crackers combined into a delectable treat! There's no better place to make friends than around a fire pit making s’mores... so join your fellow Crusaders on the Clark lawn for make-your-own s’mores several times each year.
 

The Residence Hall

Lee Clark Hall is a four-story building comprised of 4-person suite-style rooms, 2-person rooms, and private rooms... as well as study lounges, two meeting rooms, one community kitchen, and a pool room. There are approximately 1,300 students assigned to Clark with about 300 actually residing in Clark College.

History

 
Lee Clark College, founded in 1996, was named after the prominent farmer, businessman and statesman Mr. Lee Clark. He was a very active board member for 17 years during the formative years of Murray State University. Since the mid-90s, students associated with Clark College have started some great traditions that continue to this day.
Lee Clark students have over the years built a remarkable community in which to live and learn. Having fewer students than most other colleges has enabled Clark to build one of the finest living accommodations on campus. While we cannot claim all the academic and athletic accolades, we rank high in whatever we take part in. Though Clark ranks among the smallest in-hall residents populations, we are a force to be reckoned with. One of our finest achievements is that a vast majority of our residents are happy to live in our community. It fosters positive relationships and offers an exciting and eventful place to learn.

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