Office of Creative Services

Council on Diversity Affairs

Director: Ashley Coffin
CODA Director

Role: CODA will serve as the voice for underrepresented students in order to create awareness and acceptance of the diverse population on Clemson’s campus.

Major Duties/Projects/Events:
  • MLK Video Contest
  • Tunnel of Oppression
  • Diversity Debate
  • Multicultural Organizations Town Hall
  • Advocating for diverse issues as needed
  • Support for multicultural organization programming

Contact CODA:

Ashley Coffin


Treasurer: Sara Kennedy,
Secretary: Porsha Reed,
Assistant Director of Events: Alanti McGill,
Assistant Director of Tunnel of Oppression: Raven Nesmith,

Aleah Horton Amber Davis Britta Huibers Chasity Williams
Dalton Mills Dana Sumter Daniel Groves Destinee Wilson
Gregory Angeloff Isiah Hill Jacqueline Teng Jemel Pooser
Jevelle Britton Jhordan Figueroa Madeline Rollins Rasheed Wilkins
Sophie Tilles Spencer Marsh Zackrus Wilson


Tunnel of Oppression (2013 attendance: 225)
Date: January
Tunnel of Oppression is a multi-facitated event, incorporating a tour through various rooms, highlighting the unfortunate discrimintation that takes place among our peers. The goal is to raise questions on how we as students respond to the shown situations in our daily lives and to make the Clemson Student Body more aware of it’s history of integration.

Semester End Study Breaks (2012 attendance: 125+)
Date: December/May
In the fall, the event takes place indoors and is catered through various locations on campus. Students can participate in board games, card games, and other stress relieving activities. In the spring, the event takes place outdoors featuring a cookout, music, and“tailgate" games.

”Y-Beach Field Day (2012 attendance: 150+)
Date: August
This event allowed all kinds of students to participate in fun activities while interacting with a diversity of students in the student body. At the Y-beach field day CODA sponsored Tiger Transit vans to take on campus students without transportation to Y-beach. CODA provides a snow cone machine that is free to all students in attendance. Additionally, CODA supplies water balloons/water guns for a water fight, corn hole, and beach volleyball. Other outdoor activities are coordinated by each attending outdoor organization inattendance.

Day of the Dead (2012 attendance: 200+)
Date: November
Day of the Dead gives students the chance to experience Latin culture through one of their important holiday celebrations.


Twitter: @CU_CODA


Goal Purpose Progress
Provide minority and underrepresented organizations with support To be the part of student government that people can feel comfortable coming to with issues regarding diversity and to help organizations promote their differences We have partnered with organizations for events and the Town Halls give students and organizations the chance to network and raise concerns with us and other organizatio
Identify needs of minorities on campus
To serve as a governing body, we must know what the population wants or needs
The Diversity Debate allows for discussion and questions both during and after
Address issues affecting students on campus To assist students make changes with regards to diversity on campus. We work with various task forces and established multicultural programs to advocate for students.
Increase awareness for Clemson’s diversity Educate the community that diversity is not limited to race, religion, and sexual orientation Tunnel of Oppression helps to open up room for discussion on various areas of diversity and oppression
Support students with special concerns Advocate for students whose voice may not be heard. Addressed as issues are presented and help to establish or find outlets for students sharing the same issue.

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