Agriculture is a science that embodies the essence of diversity. It proves that at its greatest state of productivity, every contributor is intentionally included. That is why the College of Agriculture, Forestry & Life Sciences is dedicated to the development of graduates who lead the way in fostering inclusive excellence across the globe. You Belong Here.

In CAFLS we believe that if you are the only, first or different then you are welcomed here. As a matter of fact, we believe that you make our family better. Join our mission, our passion and our conversation as we intentionally make room for growth and change. CAFLS is dedicated to the mission of inclusive excellence, from recruitment and retention to training and cultural awareness. We are CAFLS, and you belong here.


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MANRRS promotes academic and professional advancement by empowering minorities in agriculture, natural resources, and related sciences.

1st Stripes

Every Clemson Tiger earns their stripes in different ways and in CAFLS we celebrate those differences! Our 1st Stripes initiative provides support and encouragement for those of us who have been blessed to be the trailblazers for our families and communities. Each year we hold a celebration drop-in for all first generation students, faculty and staff where students can connect with professionals that have completed the journey.

New president of Clemson MANRRS promotes diversity within College of Agriculture

New president of Clemson MANRRS promotes diversity within College of Agriculture

“I’m super passionate about diversity,” she [Caterra] explained. “Clemson is already moving towards that, but I want to help trail-blaze it.”

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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

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