Skip to main content

Programs and Events

  • Multicultural program participants at Clemson University, Clemson SC
  • Multicultural program participants at Clemson University, Clemson SC
  • Multicultural program participants at Clemson University, Clemson SC
  • Multicultural program participants at Clemson University, Clemson SC
  • Multicultural program participants at Clemson University, Clemson SC

In collaboration with members of the campus and greater Clemson communities, the Gantt Center offers co-curricular programs that build a complex understanding of diversity and social justice, while promoting the richness of diversity and inclusion. It allows for participants to explore multiple ways of knowing and unpack differences.

  • Grill & Greet

    Grill and Greet event at Clemson University, Clemson SC

    Grill & Greet is an event that aims to support the social integration and continuation of students into the Clemson and Gantt communities. Numerous multicultural student organizations (including culturally-based fraternities and sororities) host tables to provide individuals the opportunity to learn about campus involvement and peer engagement. There will be free food and beverages, live music, and entertainment!

     Grill & Greet 

    Thursday, August 24, 2017
    6-8 p.m.
    Ampitheater/North Green
    Rain location: Hendrix Student Center Ballrooms

  • Indigenous People’s Day

    Over the past several years, researchers on Clemson’s campus have committed to identifying and uncovering the history of colonization and slavery directly connected to this campus. In an effort to honor tribal communities that inhabited this land, we recognize Indigenous People’s Day to decolonize the historical narratives, while building awareness about the importance of preserving Native American languages, culture, traditions, and identity.

    Indigenous People's Day

    Indigenous People's Day Speaker
    Speaker: Dr. Sasanehsaeh Pyawasay, Menominee Nation
    October 10, 2017

    Faculty Teach-In:Ways of Knowing in the Classroom
    1:00 – 2:30 p.m.
    Hendrix Student Center Meeting Room A
    Come learn about the value of introducing and integrating different pedagogical approaches into the classroom, with a focus on Critical Indignity.

    Graduate Fireside Chat: Allyship, Advocacy, and Activism
    4:00 – 5:30 p.m.
    Gantt Multicultural Center (Brackett 300)
    Learn about various strategies to advocate for diversity and equity into your scholarship and work.

    Keynote: From Colonialism to Standing Rock – Indigenous Resilience
    6:30 – 8:00 p.m.
    Academic Success Center Room 118
    This keynote will highlight the resilience of Indigenous Groups to preserve their land, language, culture, and identity.

    Undergraduate Student Dialogue: Student Activism in the era of Standing Rock
    9:00 – 10:30 a.m.
    Gantt Multicultural Center (Brackett 300)
    Engaging student activism in an age of Standing Rock and a resurgence of colonialism.

  • Equity and Pluralism Speaker Series

    The Equity and Pluralism Speaker Series seeks to explore the intersections of power and identity. Our speakers will expand dialogue, build cognitive sophistication, enhance empathetic reasoning, and challenge barriers to foster brave spaces that encourage equity and pluralism in our community.

    Come join us on March 27 at one (or both) of the scheduled events below as we welcome Nekima Levy-Pounds, J.D., civil rights attorney, activist, legal scholar, former law professor and national expert on issues at the intersections or race, public policy, economic justice, public education, juvenile justice and the criminal justice system.

    Professional Development Workshop: Creating a Racially Inclusive Campus Environment
    Tuesday, March 27, 2018
    1:00pm - 2:30pm
    Hendrix Student Center Meeting Room A
    This workshop for faculty and staff will explore the importance of fostering a welcoming environment for all students that values diversity and facilitates student growth, reflection and critical thinking around racial justice and equity issues. RSVP here.

    Keynote Speech: Prisons, Policing and Protests: It's Time for Change
    Tuesday, March 27, 2018
    McKissick Theatre
    The U.S. currently has the highest incarceration int he world with more than 2.3 million people currently in prison. Nekima will discuss the jarring implications of mass incarceration, the war on drugs, and the roles of laws, policies, racial inequity, and policing practices in perpetuating this phenomenon.

    For questions about the event, or for Accessiblity needs, please contact Jerad Green at

    Sponsored by the Gantt Multicultural Center; Department of Sociology, Anthropology, Criminal Justice; Master's of Public Administration


  • The Art of Multicultural Student Leadership Retreat

    The Art of Multicultural Leadership Retreat is designed to engage student leaders in critical and thought provoking methods to leading cultural and diverse student organizations through team building, active engagement with staff, and leadership development. Students can expect to learn the value of their roles as leaders in their organizations and how they can be effective in their planning processes while learning to work across differences.

    Staff members and advisers will be active in facilitating activities that allow students to reflect on their own values, strengths, and areas for improvement as leaders. Campus partners will give students valuable resources to help them make a lasting impact on the campus community. After this experience, student leaders will be equipped with knowledge of their roles and how they function, as well as how they can work to support the mission, goals and values of their organizations. Specifically, students will be able to use all of these leadership skills to impact the campus community.

    Saturday, November 4, 2017
    9:00 AM – 3:00 PM (Check-in at 8:00 AM)
    OLLI Building (100 Thomas Green Blvd, Clemson, SC 29631
    Registration Information Coming Soon

  • Donning of the Kente

    Donning of the Kente
    Co-sponsored by the Minority Student Success Initiative

    Donning of the Kente is a multicultural graduation ceremony designed to celebrate the accomplishments of students who have contributed to enhancing diversity and inclusion at Clemson University. The ceremony recognizes the academic, professional, and personal achievements of graduates as they transition into their post-collegiate lives. Rooted in African tradition, Donning of the Kente encourages students to identify a mentor who will present them with a kente stole. The stole is a symbol of prestige and an official rite of passage. 

    Wednesday, May 9, 2018, Hendrix Student Center Ballrooms

    If you are a 2018 graduate (May, August or December) and would like to participate in this year's Donning of the Kente, register here by Friday, April 6 at noon.