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Men of Color National Summit

Men of Color Summit Sponsorship Opportunities

Join us for the eighth annual Clemson University Men of Color National Summit, where over 2,400 high school and college students, business professionals, educators, government officials and community leaders from across the country come together to learn, listen and grow with the mission of creating clearer pathways to college for African American/Black and Hispanic/Latinx young men and their allies.

Presented by the University’s Division of Community, Engagement, Belonging and Access, the two-day summit supports one of the pillars of Clemson’s strategic plan to help prepare and empower students to be leaders in our global economy. The summit offers an array of nationally known speakers and experts, best-practice workshops, and informative breakout sessions.

Previous speakers have included:

  • Daymond John, founder/CEO of FUBU, Presidential Ambassador for Global Entrepreneurship, star of ABC's “Shark Tank,” New York Times bestselling author.
  • Oscar Nuñez, award-winning actor, best known for playing Oscar Martinez on NBC’s “The Office.”
  • Trent Shelton, motivational speaker, podcast host, author and former NFL wide receiver.
  • South Carolina Rep. James E. Clyburn.
  • José Hernández, NASA engineer and former space shuttle mission STS-128 astronaut.
  • Earvin “Magic” Johnson, NBA legend and professional sports team co-owner.
  • Akbar Gbaja-Biamila, host, “American Ninja Warrior,” and former NFL player.
  • Calvin Mackie, President and CEO of STEM NOLA.
  • Kenny "The Jet" Smith, NBA studio analyst, Former NBA basketball player, Entrepreneur and Author.

2025 Sponsorship Packet Coming Soon