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Men of Color National Summit

  • Men of Color Summit
  • Men of Color Summit
  • Men of Color Summit
  • Men of Color Summit
  • Men of Color Summit

Closing the Achievement Gap for African-American and Hispanic Males
Presented by Clemson University’s Office of Inclusion and Equity

Join us for the 2019 Summit, April 25-26, 2019!

Greenville Convention Center
1 Exposition Drive
Greenville, South Carolina 29607

Doors open 8 a.m.; sessions begin at 8:30 a.m. both days
Thursday Summit concludes at 5 p.m.
Friday Summit concludes at 3 p.m.

The 2019 Men of Color Summit is Sold Out

Pre-Summit Institute: Teaching in a 21st Century Multicultural Classroom — April 24, 2019
This institute is open to ALL South Carolina elementary and middle school teachers and administrators. The institute is hosted by the University’s Call Me MISTER® program.

2019 Pre-Summit Institute

Our Mission

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. Bringing together approximately 2,000 high school and college students, business professionals, educators, government officials and community leaders from around the country, the summit will emphasize the importance of education, best practices and choices to increase high school and college graduation rates. The national conference will lead to awareness of the changing U.S. demographics by enhancing the experience of men of color through involvement and engagement, preparing them for a global mindset.

Summit Themes

  • Career and professional development
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Masculinity/personal identity
  • Retention rates, graduation and student achievement
  • Social/community engagement

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Inclusion Builds Champions

Take a look at Clemson Tigers Football Coach Dabo Swinney’s words to the 2018 Clemson University Men of Color National Summit students. Congratulations to the Clemson Tigers Football Team, College Football Playoff National Champions for the second time in three years!


Hyatt Regency
Hyatt Regency
The Men of Color Summit preferred hotel

The Office of Inclusion and Equity is proud to promote these endowments that enhance opportunities for underrepresented groups at Clemson — the Harvey B. Gantt Scholarship and the Leon E. Wiles Diversity Endowment.

When making your travel plans, consider taking a tour of Clemson University. Go to our visitors’ page to register for a tour.

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