Office Of Global Initiative

Office of Global Initiatives

The Office of Global Initiatives is under the Division of Student Engagement and its goal is to provide high-quality services and support programs that meet the needs of international students at Fisk University. The services include assisting international students with their initial adjustment to life at Fisk University and in the United States, and also providing information and advising on immigration regulations helping students to understand their F-1 regulations and status maintenance.


Our office focuses on endeavors to cultivate and nurture generations of global leaders by promoting diversity, multiculturalism, and inclusion in all aspects of the Fisk experience.

Meet our Staff

Office and Contact Information
Dean of Global Initatives: Duwon S. Clark
Phone: 615-329-8588
Office Location:
Adam K. Spence Hall Lower Level
Student Engagement Suite

Office Hours:
Monday - Friday, 8:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M. Central Time

After-hours Emergencies:
Outside our regular office hours, call Fisk University, Public Safety Office at (615) 329-8777
Advising Walk-In Hours (No Appointment Needed):
Monday – Friday: 9:00 A.M. – 12:00 P.M. & 1:30 P.M. – 4:00 P.M


  • Transfer-Out /In
  • Change of program
  • F-1 Status Advising on immigration rules & regulations
  • Optional Practical Training (OPT) Employment Authorization (I-765) processing
  • Curricular Practical Training (CPT) Employment Authorization processing

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