Strategic Planning Framework

The Strategic Planning Framework provides six Strategic Priorities and several related Focus Areas to move the university forward in meeting our goals related to Inclusive Excellence. Below are the Strategic Priorities and related Focus Areas.

Climate and Infrastructure

Creating academic, work and living environments that effectively support the success of all faculty, staff, and students.

Communication regarding efforts towards inclusive excellence

Inclusive and equitable curricular practices

Inclusive and equitable development / fundraising practices

Inclusive and equitable facilities

Inclusive and equitable institutional practices, policies, and procedures

Inclusive and equitable marketing and branding efforts

Recognizing the contributions of people from diverse populations

Support services for underrepresented / underserved populations




Education and Training

Education and training experiences to build cultural competencies across the organization.

Diverse co-curricular experiences for students

Diverse course offerings

Diverse curricular experiences for students

Intercultural competence of faculty and staff

Intercultural competence of students




Leadership Support and Development

Top-down support for diversity, equity and inclusion and the creation of a pipeline of culturally competent academic leaders.

Culture of support for diversity, equity and inclusion

Intercultural competence of university leaders

Leadership development opportunities for underrepresented populations




Recruitment and Retention

Active and aggressive recruitment and retention of a diverse faculty, staff, and student body.

Recruitment and retention of underrepresented faculty and staff

Recruitment and retention of underrepresented students

Recruitment and retention of underrepresented university leaders




Research and Scholarship

Building and enhancing opportunities for research and scholarship in fields focused on issues of diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Research and scholarship involving underrepresented / underserved populations

Researching and sharing the complete history of Clemson with regard to diverse populations




Strategic Partnerships

Building and supporting strategic partnerships that respect diversity, include diverse groups, and supports the advancement of diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Engagement with diverse communities in the state / region

Providing / improving opportunities for underserved communities in the state / region

Contracting with diverse business enterprises

Diversity of representation on alumni / advisory boards