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Who We Are

Lee GillLee A. Gill, J.D.
“There can be no respite in the work to create an environment where all students, faculty and staff are afforded the opportunity to maximize their potential for success. Good can be made better. Better can be made excellent. Excellent can be made exceptional.” READ LEE'S FULL MESSAGE >

Council of InclusionCouncil of Inclusion
Chief Diversity Officer Lee Gill and Executive Vice President and Provost Robert Jones co-chair the Clemson University Council on Diversity and Inclusion (CUCDI). Gill and Jones established the council to ensure students, faculty, staff and community members have the ability to share, address and resolve issues facing the university. The CUCDI is meant to represent every member of the Clemson community because each person contributes to our diversity and each person is responsible to make Clemson truly inclusive. MORE >

Departments and Shared Leadership

Gantt Multicultural Center

Harvey and Lucinda Gantt Multicultural Center

The Harvey and Lucinda Gantt Multicultural Center is committed to creating diverse learning environments that enhance the intercultural competence of our students. The center supports and advocates for the needs of all students, challenges students to think critically about themselves and their communities, provides engaging experiential learning opportunities and empowers students to be positive change agents. MORE >

College Preparation and Outreach

College Preparation & Outreach

The Office of College Preparation (CPO) is a newly formed department within Inclusion and Equity. Our purpose is to help prepare students from all over South Carolina for higher education. We are accomplishing this through two access programs:


Houston Center

Charles H. Houston Center

The Charles H. Houston Center for the Study of the Black Experience in Education conducts empirical research, disseminates scholarly information, examines research-based best practices, addresses critical educational issues, and strives to produce research that makes a difference which informs the development of practices, policies, programs, and scholarship impacting educational and workforce outcomes among African Americans. MORE >

Access and Equity

The Office of Access and Equity

The Office of Access and Equity coordinates the development of policy, procedures, programs and services related to equality of opportunity in employment, business access, admissions, retention, academics, advancement and general treatment for faculty, staff, students and visitors. Access and Equity accomplishes its mission through the implementation of activities in four main areas: Compliance, Education and Training, Outreach Programs and Research and Evaluation. MORE >

Diversity Education and Training

Diversity Education & Training

Our students, faculty, and staff need to be prepared to succeed in a more diverse and global workforce than ever before. As champions of diversity, equity, and inclusion we are making Clemson University, and the communities we serve, stronger through learning and development. MORE >

Hispanic Outreach

Hispanic Outreach

Providing leadership and support to recruit, retain, and foster a welcoming environment for Hispanic/Latino students, staff and faculty. Responsible for developing programs, services, events, and activities that promote understanding and appreciation for the Hispanic/Latino culture on campus and in our surrounding community. MORE >

Strategic Diversity Leadership

Strategic Diversity Leadership

The university is undertaking a process whereby each college and division will develop, implement and assess a strategic plan related to diversity and inclusion. Inclusion and Equity serves as leadership and support for the colleges and divisions in this process, providing a framework for the strategic planning process, providing data and other resources to inform the work being done, creating an online platform to house the strategic plans and meeting regularly with representatives from the colleges and the libraries for support and sharing of information throughout the process. MORE >

Men of Color National Summit

Men of Color National Summit

Providing leadership to plan and promote an inclusive environment for all students, staff and faculty under the Men of Color National Summit brand. Responsible for implementing national conferences throughout South Carolina to lead awareness of the changing U.S. demographic by enhancing the experience of men of color through involvement and engagement, preparing them for a global mindset. MORE >



The Inclusion and Equity Pathfinder program gives Ph.D. students and post-doctoral students an opportunity to explore career options at Clemson University. MORE >

Alumni Relations & Development

Alumni Relations & Development

Connecting alumni and friends of the university with opportunities to directly impact the lives of students, faculty, and staff. MORE >


What We Do

The primary goals of Inclusion & Equity are:

  • Guide the University’s diversity and inclusion agenda. Promote an inclusive and supportive campus and community environment.
  • Identify and allocate appropriate resources to support University diversity initiatives.
  • Promote the institution’s commitment and accomplishments regarding diversity and inclusion to internal and external communities.
  • Create innovative programs and projects that advance and support campus diversity and inclusion.
  • Develop, implement and coordinate a comprehensive strategic plan to advance the University’s diversity and inclusion goals.
  • Consult, advise and collaborate with University officials and offices regarding diversity and inclusion issues and opportunities.
  • Enhance recruitment and employment of underrepresented faculty and staff, as well as the recruitment of underrepresented students.
  • Assess and report on institutional progress as it relates to diversity and inclusion. Represent the president and Clemson University as needed.
  • Provide active leadership to ensure an institutional focus and emphasis on diversity and inclusion.
  • Serve as the administrative liaison to campus commissions, committees and boards established to address various dimensions of diversity and inclusion.