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Diversity & Inclusion

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You Belong Here

In CAFLS, we value each person’s uniqueness. Regardless of your gender, race, ethnicity, nationality, sexual orientation, disability status, or other factors, you belong here. As a matter of fact, you make our community better.

We know that a diversity of backgrounds and lived experiences enriches our classrooms, our labs and our student organizations. It allows us to approach issues and challenges from different perspectives. It makes us think more deeply and critically. It makes us a stronger college.

We invite you to join us as we intentionally make room for growth and change. We are CAFLS, and you belong here.

Caterra Heard-Tate

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

Caterra Heard-Tate
Nutrition, Class of 2021
Anderson, SC
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Minorities in Agriculture, Natural Resources and Related Sciences

Promoting academic & professional advancement by empowering minorities in agriculture, natural resources, and related sciences.

Clemson MANRRS Chapter

MANRRS program impacts students beyond Clemson

The MANRRS program at Clemson University has been established for over two decades. With a mission to promote academic and professional advancement by empowering minorities, MANRRS at Clemson has sought to live up to the goal to have students of color not only enter, but to succeed in the program.

Meet Some MANRRS Students
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student guiding a group of visitors through a walking tour of the African American burial site in Woodland Cemetery

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. To read the interview with our CAFLS students about this event visit the Clemson News article, and watch the video.

Read the Article

Upcoming CAFLS Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Events

MANRRS General Body Meeting, Wednesday, January 11th, 6:00pm
Refreshments and resources provided, open to visitors! Located in the Poole Agriculture Building, Room A204. For more information, contact Dr. Bridgit Corbett at

CAFLS DEI Youth Group College Tour, Saturday, January 21st, TBA

Martin Luther King, Jr. Virtual Birthhome Tour provided by National Park Service, TBA

The International Production & Processing Expo (IPPE)
Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, January 24th-26th
The IPPE will provide students an opportunity to engage with the latest technology in processing, production and packaging; workshops on industry concerns; opportunities to interact with industry, educators and developers from more than 120 countries!

First Year Success Event Tuesday, January 31st from 6:00pm to 7:30pm
Open to all CAFLS Freshman, Sophomore or Transfer students! Receive FREE resources from students, faculty & staff that can make your college experience successful like school supplies, student clubs, Student Services, research and more! There will be food, door prizes and no-pressure networking. Contact Julian Nixon at for more information.


Clemson Inclusion, Diversity & Equity Events

    Diversity & Inclusion
    Diversity & Inclusion | W.B. Bookhart Student Services Center | F153 Poole Ag. Center