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Men of Color National Summit

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  • Men of Color 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

Doors open at 7:30 a.m.

  • April 12: Opening session begins 8:30 a.m.; last session ends 5 p.m. 
  • April 13: Opening session begins 8 a.m.; last session ends 3 p.m.
Registration is closed. The 2018 Summit is at full capacity.

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
  • Clemson University Students: $50
  • Admission for 10 people on both days of the summit, including recognition and preferred seating during keynote luncheons both days: $2,000

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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.

When making your travel plans, consider taking a tour of Clemson University. Go to our visitors’ page to register for a tour.

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