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.


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

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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

Call My Name Walking Tour

CAFLS students led visitors through a 60 minute guided Call My Name Walking Tour of the African American burial site in Woodland Cemetery. It is believed that this is the resting place for over 667 African Americans who were enslaved persons, sharecroppers, convicted laborers of wage workers. To read the interview with our CAFLS students about this event visit the Clemson News article, and watch the video.

Contact Mission & Overview Resources First Generation College Students Set up a campus visit

First-Year Success Event, Tuesday, August 31st, 6:00pm-7:30pm
For more information, contact Julian Nixon at

MANRRS General Body Meeting, Thursday, September 9th, 6:00pm
Refreshments and resources provided, open to visitors! Located in the Poole Agriculture Building, Room TBA. For more information, contact Dr. Bridgit Corbett at

Clemson & SC State Tailgate, Saturday, September 11th, TBA
Cookout, music, games and fellowship with the Clemson and SC State chapters of MANRRS! Located in the courtyard, in front of the Poole Agriculture Building. For more information, contact Julian Nixon at

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