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  • Clemson celebrates Hispanic and Latinx Heritage Month

    September 11, 2019

    Clemson University joins the nation in celebrating Hispanic and Latinx Heritage Month during the next few weeks. Events begin Thursday with a visit from civil rights activist Christine Chavez, granddaughter of Cesar Chavez, the co-founder of the National Farm Workers Association, which later became the United Farm Workers.

  • Summit attendees listening to one of several keynote speakers. Image credit: University Relations

    Clemson’s Men of Color National Summit recipient of Upstate Diversity Leadership Award

    May 21, 2019

    Grade school students across the country will soon say ‘goodbye teachers,’ and ‘hello summer break.’ Many of these students are college bound and have in their educational arsenal tools gained from Clemson’s Men of Color National Summit. The Summit, touted as one of the most impactful higher education events in the Southeast, creates college and […]

  • Ron Estrada speaks to summit attendees in the Greenville Convention Center. Image credit: University Relations

    2019 Clemson Men of Color National Summit: Keynote speaker Ronald Estrada

    May 14, 2019

    Univision Communications’s Ronald Estrada closed the two-day 2019 Clemson University Men of Color National Summit by sharing a toolkit of secrets and tips for success that attendees could take home. Estrada, senior vice president for corporate social responsibility and community empowerment at Univision, encouraged the 400 high school students in attendance to develop their emotional […]

  • President Freeman Hrabowski addresses a packed-house at the Greenville Convention Center. Image credit: University Relations

    2019 Clemson Men of Color Summit: Keynote Speaker, President Freeman Hrabowski

    May 14, 2019

    Hard work, resilience and perseverance are some of the keys to success, said President of the University of Maryland Baltimore County. Hrabowski gave a rousing speech Friday during his luncheon keynote on the second day of the 2019 Clemson University Men of Color National Summit in which he encouraged students to dream big, set goals, […]

  • 2019 Clemson Men of Color National Summit: Keynote Speaker Joy Moore

    May 8, 2019

    Closing out the first day of the 2019 Clemson University Men of Color National Summit, Joy Thomas Moore used her keynote address to tell young people in attendance that “given the opportunity and someone who really believes in you, you can achieve.” Moore, president and CEO of JWS Media Consulting, a Peabody Award winner and […]

  • 2019 Clemson Men of Color National Summit: Keynote speaker Pedro Noguera

    May 8, 2019

    Opening the second and final day of the 2019 Clemson University Men of Color National Summit, UCLA education professor Pedro Noguera challenged the 400 high school students in attendance to seize the opportunities presented to them. Noguera, UCLA’s Distinguished Professor of Education and Faculty Director for the Center for the Transformation of Schools, spoke of […]

  • 2019 Clemson Men of Color National Summit: Keynote speaker Geoffrey Canada

    April 25, 2019

    In his remarks at the Clemson University Men of Color National Summit on Thursday, the founder of Harlem Children’s Zone told the 400 high school students in attendance to stand up for what they believe in, never give up and prepare for the moment that could shape their lives. “I don’t care what obstacles you have had to face in your life – […]

  • 2019 Clemson Men of Color National Summit: Keynote speaker Melissa Harris-Perry

    April 25, 2019

    The 2019 Clemson University Men of Color National Summit opened Thursday with author and college professor Melissa Harris-Perry challenging attendees to question the way we measure, define and reward achievement. Wake Forest professor, political analyst, and TV personality, Melissa Harris-Perry kicked off the summit before a standing room only crowd of attendees. Image credit: University Relations […]

  • A photo of one of the food stands at last year's International Festival.

    Clemson’s International Festival…a free passport to countries around the world

    April 12, 2019

    CLEMSON — Nikeetha D’Souza is thousands of miles away from her native home in India, but still finds a sense of community and home at Clemson. Vendors interact with guests on Bowman Field “The university provided an amazing opportunity to work on innovative and creative projects that were motivated by goals of increasing diversity in […]

  • Teal ribbons and denim in April send powerful message about sexual violence

    April 12, 2019

    “He said he’d never do it again.” “I’m too ashamed to go to police. What will people say?” “I was just a little boy when he started touching me where he shouldn’t have.” They are like disturbing lyrics to an even darker song – things people say after sexual assaults. Surviving the painful act is […]

  • Students at the 2018 Men of Color National Summit

    Sold-out Men of Color National Summit at Clemson University creates a clear pathway to college

    April 2, 2019

    On April 25-26, young men once again will convene at the Men of Color National Summit along with other high school and college students, business professionals, educators, government officials and community leaders from around the country. The sold-out crowd of more than 2,000 attendees will gather at the Greenville Convention Center to identify and promote strategies that foster success from cradle to career.

    Registration is open for the Men of Color Pre-Summit Institute. Clemson’s Call Me MISTER program will host the day-long event April 24.

  • Clemson alumni play critical role in establishing first national Black Alumni Summit

    March 28, 2019

    Georgia Tech appeared to have a little orange crush when Clemson graduates showed up on the Atlanta campus for the 2019 Black Alumni Summit. The Clemson alums joined alumni from some of the largest colleges and universities in the country to discuss ways to strengthen the college-going experience for students on campus and beyond. “The […]

  • A photo of one of the food stands at last year's International Festival.

    Clemson’s International Festival is like a free passport to countries around the world

    March 28, 2019

    Clemson University will celebrate its diverse cultures at the 26th annual International Festival from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday, April 7, on Bowman Field.

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    Celebrating Pride: Clemson’s month of honoring the LGBTQ+ community

    March 21, 2019

    Clemson’s Pride events kick off at the end of March. The Gantt Multicultural Center, along with a committee made up of faculty, staff and students, will host a variety of celebratory and educational events.

  • Survey says…Clemson Lowcountry Student Summit big success

    March 6, 2019

    Creative, helpful, innovative, inspirational and fun. These are just a few words students used to describe the first Clemson University Lowcountry Student Summit (LSS) at the Academic Magnet High School in North Charleston, South Carolina. Nearly 500 students, parents, and educators spent the fourth Saturday in January at the school learning about pathways to college, […]