Clemson Leading the Way

  • Call Me Mister at Clemson University, South Carolina
  • Familia Connections at Clemson University, South Carolina


Clemson’s Call Me MISTER (Mentors Instructing Students Toward Effective Role Models) program works to increase the pool of available teachers from a broader, more diverse background, particularly among South Carolina’s lowest-performing elementary schools.

Emerging Scholars

The University’s Emerging Scholars program helps establish a college-going culture among students from the state’s economically disadvantaged areas by increasing academic enrichment, leadership skills and college preparedness. 

Harvey and Lucinda Gantt Multicultural Center

Clemson’s Harvey and Lucinda Gantt Multicultural Center supports and advocates for all Clemson students’ needs, challenges students to think critically, provides engaged learning opportunities and empowers students to be positive change agents.

Charles H. Houston Center

Clemson’s Charles H. Houston Center for the Study of the Black Experience in Education examines issues that impact the educational experiences of African-Americans, implements educational programs and disseminates information.

Clemson Career Workshop

The Clemson Career Workshop is a summer program that supports college readiness of high-achieving students from diverse populations.

Creative Inquiry (CI)

CI is a unique program that combines engaged learning with undergraduate research.


PEER (Programs for Educational Enrichment and Retention) is designed to make college a collaborative experience for underrepresented students in science and engineering undergraduate programs.

National Dropout Prevention Center/Network

The National Dropout Prevention Center/Network at Clemson University works to increase graduation rates through research and evidence-based solutions.

Minority Student Success Initiative (MSSI)

The goal of MSSI is to provide programs and events that expose students to a variety of personal and professional networks that improve academic and social experiences, and increased graduation rates among minority students at Clemson.