To African American Faculty and Staff,
In the fall semester of 2004 the Communications Subcommittee within the President's Commission on the Status of Black Faculty and Staff decided to create a resource guide that would assist new African American faculty and staff in acclimating to Clemson and surrounding areas such as Anderson, Easley and Greenville. A survey was composed and sent to all African American faculty and staff in the spring semester of 2005. This information was collected and organized to include key sources of information such as barber/beauty shops, churches, realtors, restaurants, cultural events and extracurricular activities (e.g., piano and dance) for children. In addition, the resource guide contains contact information for current African American faculty and staff who are willing to speak by telephone with newcomers to the area. Please note that this resource guide is not all-encompassing, since the information included in this document was taken directly from the survey respondents. For example, there are numerous churches in the area (many of which may not be listed in the resource guide) but they may be located by using local telephone books and by word of mouth. It is our intention that this resource guide will be helpful as you make a successful transition to Clemson University.
Jonda C. McNair
The Communications Subcommittee of the President's Commission on the Status of Black Faculty and Staff