University Commissions

President's Commission on the Black Experience

The Clemson University President's Commission on the Status of Black Faculty & Staff was established by the Office of the President on September 1, 1998. The Commission is charged with documenting the status of black faculty & staff and advising the President and Administrative Council with specific recommendations for increasing diversity and enhancing the quality of life among black employees in the University's workforce.

Clemson University Commission on Latino Affairs

The Clemson University Commission on Latino Affairs was established in April 2017. The Purpose of the Commission to advise on the planning, implementation, and evaluation of university programs, policies, and services designed to improve the status of the Hispanic and Latinx faculty, staff, and students on campus. Further, it is to communicate to the President and the Diversity Council of Clemson University specific recommendations intended to enhance the Clemson experience for Hispanic and Latinx faculty, staff, and students.

Clemson University Commission on Women

This commission was established to improve the quality of life for women at Clemson. The Commission's charge is to: Discern the status of women at Clemson University and document findings; discover and pursue the removal of institutional barriers identified by the Commission; collect information and/or conduct research regarding issues which affect women, including the study of practices followed at other Universities' Commissions on Women; and explore problem areas that limit equal opportunities and advancement.

Clemson University Accessibility Commission

This commission was established in 2016 to promote accessibility, equal opportunity, and quality of life for persons with disabilities. This commission advises Clemson University’s Council for Diversity and Inclusion (CUCDI) regarding all developments that could impact accessibility and the University’s commitment to equal opportunity and access. In some cases, this commission is also involved in implementing accessibility-related improvements. 

Clemson University Sustainability Commission

The Clemson University Sustainability Commission will be the coordinating body for our efforts to become a model of affordable, fiscally responsible, environmental sustainability for public institutions of higher education. To creatively address sustainability, the CUCS will facilitate collaboration among students, faculty, staff and the community by integrating education, research, and public service with supporting social, economic and environmental infrastructure.

Clemson University Veterans Commission

The Clemson University Presidential Veterans Commission was established on October 25, 2018 as the sixth University Commission. The purpose of the Veterans Commission is to serve in an advisory capacity to the university administrators, faculty, staff, and students regarding matters that affect veterans and their families. The commission seeks to create an atmosphere that encourages inclusion and to recommend policies that will improve access and opportunities for our student veterans.

Clemson University LGBTQ Commission

The purpose of a Clemson University President’s Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer (LGBTQ) Commission is to serve in an advisory capacity to the university administrators, faculty, staff, and students regarding matters which affect the LGBTQ people.