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

Building Bridges to Success for African-American and Hispanic Males
Presented by Clemson University's Office of Inclusion and Equity

Save the Date: April 16-17, 2020
Registration and call for proposal submissions opens August 2019.



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

For additional information, email menofcolorsummit@clemson.edu.

2019 Men of Color Summit Stories

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!


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