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Inclusion and Equity

Clemson University aspires to create a diverse community that welcomes people of different races, cultures, ages, genders, sexual orientation, religions, socioeconomic levels, political perspectives, abilities, opinions, values and experiences.


Lee A. Gill, J.D.
Chief Inclusion and Equity Officer

“The work of supporting and sustaining equity and inclusion on a college campus has truly been a calling for me. It is who I am, not just what I do.” Meet Lee >


Inclusion and Equity

Guiding the University toward a more inclusive, diverse campus and community environment. Learn more about us and what we do >


HLVIA Conference
Clemson to host first Hispanic/Latinx Voices in Academia Conference

Conference participants will examine the work of Hispanic and Latinx researchers and scholars from around the country while recognizing and celebrating their many successes and talents throughout the day. MORE

Indigenous Peoples Day Celebration
Waziyatawin to talk land, colonialism, and justice during Clemson’s Indigenous Peoples’ Day celebration

Author, activist and professor, Waziyatawin is recognized as a leading indigenous intellectual. She will share stories, experiences and research at Clemson in honor of Indigenous Peoples’ Day. MORE

Clemson’s Hernandez urges Urban League’s ManCave students to identify their strengths

The Urban League of the Upstate welcomed Clemson’s Julio Hernandez to speak at its Upstate ManCave, a program to help young men “foster healthy self-care, relationship-building, mindfulness and financial skills.” MORE

Emerging Scholars
Clemson, MUSC host best practices forum

Clemson University and the Medical University of South Carolina are teaming up to help educators, business leaders, medical professionals and others who want to learn ways to bring more diversity to or foster inclusion in their organizations. MORE

Featured Initiatives


The mission of the Clemson University Men of Color National Summit is to close the achievement gap for African-American and Hispanic males, from cradle to career. The summit brings together approximately 2,000 high school and college students, business professionals, educators, government officials and community leaders from around the country.

Tiger Alliance

Knowledge is power. Clemson University is taking bold steps to help empower, enlighten and develop African-American and Hispanic males. As part of the Men of Color summit, we have introduced a high school component called Tiger Alliance, which includes and involves African-American and Hispanic males from the local area.

Emerging Scholars

The Clemson Emerging Scholars Program helps students from South Carolina’s I-95 Corridor learn what it takes to go to college. We concentrate on academic preparation, leadership skills and the college application process. Students not only stay on Clemson’s campus several times throughout the program but we work with students in their schools and community.