Key Messaging

Just as each student, alumnus, faculty and staff member is unique, so are the ways we see Clemson. However, we are united in our goal to make Clemson the very best it can be in every area.

A strategic plan for the university has been approved that will take Clemson far into the future. The plan, called Clemson Forward, will focus on four key foundations that will ready Clemson for greatness for many years to come. Specific goals and tactics will guide each of these four areas.

  • Research

    We will build our academic reputation through discovery, innovation and scholarship.

  • Engagement

    We will center undergraduate education around high impact, evidence based, global and academic engagement.

  • Academic Core

    We will create an optimal path for academic programs — both undergraduate and graduate — to achieve national prominence.

  • Living

    We will build a supportive working, living and learning environment that is inclusive, diverse and respectful and provides exceptional quality of life.