Men of Color National Summit

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  • 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: April 11-12, 2024
at the Greenville Convention Center

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

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2023 Men of Color Summit Stories

2023 Men of Color Summit Testimonials

  • “Phenomenal speakers with inspiring success stories give young men hope and a different outlook on life.”

  • “One of the most impactful events anywhere in the US.”

  • “It's a great way to connect with and support other professional men of color in the Upstate area and the surrounding region in all areas of society. It's also a great opportunity for young adults to find a path for higher education and success as well as competent and willing mentors to help them reach their professional and personal goals.”

  • “This was a great space for students to meet other students who look like them and have common goals of success.”

  • “This event has become an event that is instrumental as a development tool for our youth. To have the opportunity to learn from successful leaders in the community and business is invaluable. I love the support Clemson shows for Men of Color. The future will be brighter for all of us that have had the opportunity to engage in this amazingly purposeful event.”

Summit Photo Archive
2023 Summit 2023 VIP Reception 2022 Summit 2022 VIP Reception 2021 VIP Reception

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