Student Affairs

Giving Opportunities

The Division of Student Affairs creates supportive environments and innovative opportunities to cultivate student learning. Many of the traditions associated with the Clemson Experience are part of the diverse programs and services supported by Student Affairs, making us an integral part of the University. To make sure we enhance each student's Clemson Experience, we need your support. With your help, we can continue to promote self-knowledge, leadership, responsibility and diversity for our students every single day.

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“Tradition, achievement and service have long been associated with the Clemson family. Success and satisfaction come from engagement, commitment and a desire to help others. We support Student Affairs because we want to ensure that every student receives the best from their investment.” – Wade and Melissa Allen


Our main priority areas for Student Affairs development include:

The Student Affairs Endowment

Gifts to our endowment support a holistic learning environment and are used as needs arise. Funds might be used, for example, to help students gain leadership experience, participate in alternative programming or attend events that develop the whole person.

Leadership Circle

The Leadership Circle is comprised of donors who give $10,000 or more annually in unrestricted funds that are directed to the most critical, promising and appropriate areas of need.

The Endowment for the Quality of Student Life

Students come first for us in Student Affairs. The Endowment for Quality of Student Life is used to fund initiatives that provide a comprehensive and integrated student life curriculum.

Parents’ Fund

You can help enhance the Clemson Experience for students through contributions to the Parents’ Fund. Contributions are used to support non-budgeted needs that enhance the educational opportunities and safety of all Clemson students.For example, one Parents' Fund initiative is to provide water for the CU Water Drop project, which is a free program that provides water to students before their social functions, helping ensure water is plentiful and supplied at all activities where students pre-registered with CU Water Drop. Please visit https://cualumni.clemson.edu/studentaffairs to directly contribute to any of the opportunities above.