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Men of Color National Summit

Closing the Achievement Gap for African-American and Hispanic Males
Presented by Clemson University’s Office of Inclusion and Equity

April 12–13, 2018

TD Convention Center
1 Exposition Drive
Greenville, South Carolina 29607
Registration for the 2018 summit opens on October 1, 2017.

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The Office of Inclusion and Equity is proud to promote these endowments that enhance opportunities for underrepresented groups at Clemson — the Harvey B. Gantt Scholarship and the Leon E. Wiles Diversity Endowment.

Our Mission

The mission of the Clemson University Men of Color National Summit is to close the achievement gap for African-American and Hispanic males, from cradle to career. Bringing together approximately 2,000 high school and college students, business professionals, educators, government officials and community leaders from around the country, the summit will emphasize the importance of education, best practices and choices to increase high school and college graduation rates. The national conference will lead to awareness of the changing U.S. demographics by enhancing the experience of men of color through involvement and engagement, preparing them for a global mindset.

Summit Themes

  • Career and professional development
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Masculinity/personal identity
  • Retention rates, graduation and student achievement
  • Social/community engagement

Registration Fee

Price includes full two-day summit and lunch both days. Registration opens October 1, 2017, and closes March 31, 2018.

  • General admission: $179
  • High school chaperones: $100
  • High school students: $50

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