Clemson TIGERS Advance

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  • Faculty at Clemson University, Clemson, SC
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  • Faculty at Clemson University, Clemson, SC

Our ProgramTransforming the Institution through Gender Equity, Retention and Support, is a National Science Foundation (NSF) funded innovative and systematic institutional transformation approach to reduce gender inequity and all forms of social injustice, and provide opportunities for all faculty, both men and women to advance their careers and enjoy work/life balance as members of Clemson University. The Clemson TIGERS Advance program is the result of a comprehensive institutional assessment of the barriers that hinder the recruitment, advancement and retention of Clemson’s women and other underrepresented minority faculty; a thorough assessment of Clemson’s history, culture and climate; an extensive review of lessons learned from other ADVANCE institutions around the country; and the tight integration of social science research with project activities to inform and support institutional transformation.

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Our Mission: TIGERS Advance Clemson is committed to building ONE CLEMSON, where all members of the Clemson Family are respected, valued and work together to bring the many voices, talents, and experiences that a diverse group of students, staff, and faculty can lend to the challenges of our time. We are committed to bringing all voices to the forefront of Clemson’s mission to be among our Nation’s leaders in diversity and inclusion efforts that support ALL members of our institution and create a learning and working environment that values and respects every voice, provides a safe and inclusive work environment, provides family-friendly policies and enables every member of our institution to achieve their full potential and contribute to Clemson’s collective success.


Our Programs: TIGERS Advance offers programs and initiatives aimed at making Equity a Clemson Family Value by promoting equity and inclusion: 

  • Pathfinder Program, which supports recruitment of women and minority faculty
  • Pathway Program, which enables mentorship of historically underrepresented scholars for future faculty positions in their department
  • Trailblazers, a cohort-based leadership training program that focuses on developing equitable leadership skills
  • TIGER Advocates, which trains men of Clemson to address implicit gender bias and other forms of inequity
  • TIGERS Time and Towards Equitable Workloads, which aims to mitigate biases in workload allocation and performance reviews
  • Working groups for policy changes that identify important issues and roadblocks to promoting equity to develop best practices

Share Your Story

The TIGERS Advance team would like to hear about your experiences with gender inequity and gender bias at Clemson University. We are primarily inviting personal accounts of experiences with faculty and staff that would help us better understand the organizational history, culture, and climate surrounding gender inequity at Clemson. With your permission, we may also use your experiences to develop case studies for Tiger Advocates workshops. Your responses will be anonymous. You can contact Dr. Heidi Zinzow at or Dr. Caitlin Dyckman at to arrange an interview with a member of the Advocate Advisory Board (a tenured, woman professor, and member of the Advance initiative) if you prefer.

To tell us about your experiences, please use the following link:




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