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Community, Engagement, Belonging and Access

Our Events

Bringing together our community to understand and appreciate the significance of a sense of belonging is paramount in our workplaces, higher education institutions and daily lives. Embracing inclusive excellence and promoting an environment where everyone feels respected, valued and empowered to contribute their unique perspectives.

Educational access plays a pivotal role in shaping the lives of the next generation through positive experiences that foster academic excellence and talent development. When students, regardless of their background, feel welcomed and supported, they are more likely to excel academically and personally. Such an atmosphere enhances their learning outcomes and instills confidence, self-esteem and a belief in their abilities.

Events like the National Men of Color Summit and the Women’s Roundtable are crucial in promoting leadership and community development. By bringing together individuals from diverse backgrounds, these events provide valuable opportunities for networking, learning and personal growth. They create spaces where participants can acknowledge and address the unique challenges faced by specific groups, such as men of color and women in STEM fields while celebrating their achievements and contributions.

Our Signature Events

Men of Color National Summit

he Men of Color (MOC) National Summit is an annual conference that works to bridge the opportunity gap and to illuminate pathways after high school for African American/Black and Hispanic/Latinx men of color and their allies by emphasizing the importance of education and inspiring high school and college students to see opportunities for their future.

Founded in 2017, the event has earned a reputation nationally amongst educators, educational institutions, policymakers, government leaders and corporate stakeholders. The impact of the event and its offerings on students, Clemson University stakeholders and higher education in South Carolina has been established, and the program’s reputation is growing in caliber and geographically.

Women's Roundtable

The Women’s Roundtable is a valuable developmental and networking occasion dedicated to recognizing, exploring and supporting the advancement of girls and women, particularly in STEM fields. This event unites participants to highlight the significance of education, self-care and empowerment. It further emphasizes providing attendees with essential tools and skill sets to navigate exclusionary educational and professional settings that girls and women may encounter. Through this collective effort, the Women’s Roundtable endeavors to foster an inclusive and thriving environment for all.

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