Diversity Education

Community Dialogues

community dialogue

The personal and professional development of students is a cornerstone of the higher education process. The purpose of Community Dialogues is to help students develop in these areas by 1) promoting an understanding of Clemson University’s core values, 2) providing an opportunity for students to learn and practice skills that will help them better engage with other members of the Clemson Community; and 3) developing critical thinking skills. 

Students who participate in the Commmuntiy Dialogues program will be able to:

•          Identify important aspects of their personal backgrounds

•          Articulate the value of understanding different perspectives

•          Describe and demonstrate principles of positive social engagement in communication with others

•          Understand how the core values of honesty, integrity and respect relate to being responsible members of the        

            Clemson Community


Students will accomplish this through completion of a 90 minute workshop during which they will engage with peers from diverse backgrounds, learn more about the use of dialogue as an effective method of communication, and practice those skills with their peers. Workshop activities will accentuate and strengthen students’ understanding of the core values and their implications for involvement with the Clemson community.

Completion of a Community Dialogue workshop and the following online quiz are required to pass CU1000.


Following your Dialogue, you are expected to complete an online quiz through blackboard. Details for your assignment are included under ‘Community Dialogues' in the Assignments tab located in the left navigation bar.

For more information, please contact Becky Morgan, Associate Director of Social Justice Education at rmorga2@clemson.edu.

Clemson Connect

New Student Dialogues is a core component of Clemson Connect, a program designed to transition new students to life at Clemson. Clemson Connect is a series of activities scheduled throughout the first semester. For more information on Clemson Connect, please follow the link below: