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Diversity & Inclusion

About CAFLS Diversity & Inclusion

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“Increasing the diversity and inclusiveness of the faculty, staff and students in the College of Agriculture, Forestry and Life Sciences is a top priority. We recognize the richness of ideas and experiences that diversity brings. Our goal is to be a destination for persons from underrepresented groups and a place where everyone feels welcomed and valued.”

Dr. Jean Bertrand
Associate Dean for Undergraduate Studies

CAFLS Strategic Plan Overview

In support of ClemsonForward and in pursuit of inclusive excellence, the College of Agriculture, Forestry, and Life Sciences is prioritizing the need for increased racial diversity at every level of the college. CAFLS is employing and tracking various strategies and initiatives for both recruiting and retaining a more diverse community of students, faculty, staff, extension personnel, and leadership. CAFLS is actively engaged in partnerships with youth leadership programs, providing diversity & inclusion training, supplying culturally relevant activities and partnering with minority-serving institutions in order to create a more inclusive, equitable and diverse culture.

CAFLS Mission Statement

The College of Agriculture, Forestry and Life Sciences provides unified education, research and public service in the grand challenges of global food supply and safety, human and animal nutrition, agricultural systems efficiency, environmental conservation, sustainable packaging and renewable resources. Through rigorous experiential and classroom learning opportunities, CAFLS readies its graduates to assume leadership roles in industries essential to ensuring the future security and prosperity of South Carolinians and our growing global population.

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