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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!

TD Convention Center
1 Exposition Drive
Greenville, South Carolina 29607

Doors open 8am, sessions begin at 8:30am both days
Thursday Summit concludes at 5pm
Friday Summit concludes at 3pm


The 2019 Summit Call for Proposals is now open! Click here for details.

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.

Register Now for the 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

For additional information, email

2018 Summit Media Coverage

Black Bohemia
Clemson University
The Chronicle
Fox News (national)
Fox Carolina: Dabo Swinney Speaks at Men of Color Summit
Fox Carolina: Clemson’s Men of Color Summit Gets Underway in Greenville
Fox Carolina: Thousands of Young Minority Men Attend Clemson’s Men of Color National Summit
Greenville News
Houston Chronicle (ran WYFF’s piece)
Independent Mail (pathways)
Independent Mail (Dabo Swinney)
The Lancaster News
Nasdaq/AOL On Network
The Times and Democrat
WMC Action News TV (ran FOX Carolina’s Story)
WYFF: Clemson University’s Men of Color Summit is Underway

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.

Hyatt Regency is the Men of Color Summit preferred hotel. View a list of hotels in the area.

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