Men of Color National Summit

  • Attendees standing around the Tiger mascot
  • Men of Color Summit organizers gather for a picture together
  • Men of Color Summit attendees in matching navy suits taking a group picture
  • Men of Color Summit attendees taking a group picture
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Building Bridges to Success for African-American and Hispanic Males
Save the Date: March 28-29, 2023
at the Greenville Convention Center

Registration for the 2023 Summit is sold out.

Our Mission

The mission of the Clemson University Men of Color National Summit is to close the opportunity gap for African American and Hispanic males, from cradle to career. Bringing together approximately 2,400 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

Pre-Summit Theme

  • Pathways to Thriving

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2022 Men of Color Summit Stories

2022 Men of Color Summit Testimonials

  • "This summit was wonderful and a great opportunity to learn more about the tools needed to be successful as a person of color in this country."

  • “It was inspiring! I was able to network and seek encouragement to uplift my journey!”

  • “It’s a very beneficial conference for students and adults to inspire and support professional growth for young men of color.”

  • “The summit was excellently planned and engaging from beginning to end. The presenters were phenomenal!”

  • “Good content, great exposure, wonderful experience for the young men.”

Special Hotel Rates
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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.

Presented by

Presented by Sponsors of the Men of Color Summit: the City of Greenville, BB&T, and Greenville County

National Media Sponsor

Insight into Diversity, National Media Sponsor of the Men of Color Summit