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 taking a group picture
  • Group of attendees wearing matching shirts gather for a picture

Clemson University has rescheduled part of its Men of Color National Summit to April 21-22, 2022, from its previously scheduled date in November out of an abundance of caution for the health and safety of K-12 student participants. More information regarding this decision can be found in the Clemson News Release.

Building Bridges to Success for African-American and Hispanic Males
Save the Date: April 21-22, 2022 at the Greenville Convention Center (in-person event)

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 2,000 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

Pre-Summit Theme

  • Pathways to Thriving

For additional information, email menofcolorsummit@clemson.edu.

2020 Men of Color Summit Stories

2020 Men of Color Summit Testimonials

  • "It is one of the best conferences in the country."

  • “The sessions and speakers are so inspiring for not only our young men of color, but for all conference attendees.”

  • “The entire experience was astounding. Learning from so many great individuals and getting to network with men of color in the community and outside the community was an amazing opportunity.”

  • “I won’t miss another year. I can't think of a better way to spend my time.”

  • “Providing an opportunity for young men of color to think seriously about their futures and connect with many resources that can help them be successful now and later.”

Summit Photo Archive
2020 Summit 2019 Summit 2019 VIP Reception 2018 Summit 2018 VIP Welcome Event

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