Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Commitment to diversity. Our group represents and embraces diversity with respect to race/ethnicity, SES, gender, sexual orientation, immigrant generation status, nationality, religion, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, age, disability, veteran’s status, genetic information or protected activity (e.g., opposition to prohibited discrimination or participation in any complaint process, etc.) in employment, educational programs and activities, admissions and financial aid. A major aspect of our research pertains to how these dimensions of diversity are related to (or not related to) psychological phenomena. Continuously reflecting on how our position, and how it may influence our perspectives on the research that we do, is a required aspect of such work. We, as a team, strive to understand and respect our differences in position and perspectives and how they could potentially affect our work. At the same time, we strive to recognize your own biases and to implement ways to minimize their impact. In short, we expect all member of our team to promote an inclusive and safe work environment. This includes a prohibition against sexual harassment and sexual violence as mandated by Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972. Learn more.

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DEI Legislation Tracker

Access the article from The Chronicle, tracking legislation that would prohibit colleges from having diversity, equity, and inclusion offices or staff; ban mandatory diversity training; prohibit institutions from using diversity statements in hiring and promotion; or prohibit colleges from using race, sex, color, ethnicity, or national origin in admissions or employment. All four proscriptions were identified in model state legislation proposed this year by the Goldwater and Manhattan Institutes.

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Making Visible the Invisible – Understanding Intersectionality

Report from the Committee on Equal Opportunities in Science and Engineering (CEOSE), which advises the U.S. National Science Foundation on policies, programs, practices and activities to encourage full participation of women, underrepresented racial/ethnic populations and persons with disabilities within all levels of the nation’s STEM enterprise.



COSMIC is the College of Science Mentoring and Inclusion Collaborative. It is an award-winning peer mentoring program intended to support incoming students with their transition to Clemson by matching them with upperclassmen mentors who come from similar backgrounds and share similar interests.



For individuals seeking equity for women in science, engineering, technology and math, AWIS provides career development, networking, mentorship, and leadership opportunities.



NOBCChE is a non-profit professional organization dedicated to assisting black and other minority students and professionals in fully realizing their potential in academic, professional, and entrepreneurial pursuits in chemistry, chemical engineering, and allied fields.


Graduate Diversity Doctoral Fellowship Award

Supported by the Division of Inclusion and Equity, this fellowship aims to support the institutional goal to increase the enrollment and retention of underrepresented domestic doctoral students of color who are pursuing the professoriate.


Clemson University Bridge to Doctorate Program

The National Science Foundations’ Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (LSAMP) program provides full financial support to a cohort of 12 incoming underrepresented Ph.D. students enrolled in select programs in the College of Engineering, Computing and Applied Sciences (CECAS) or the College of Science.



SACNAS is an inclusive organization dedicated to fostering the success of Chicanos/Hispanics and Native Americans, from college students to professionals, in attaining advanced degrees, careers, and positions of leadership in STEM.



This program aims to promote a 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.

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Clemson Office of Inclusion and Equity

Clemson University aspires to create a diverse community that welcomes people of different races, cultures, ages, genders, sexual orientation, religions, socioeconomic levels, political perspectives, abilities, opinions, values and experiences.


Clemson University Commissions

Access to the Commission on the Black Experience, Commission on Latino Affairs, Commission on Women, Accessibility Commission, Sustainability Commission, Veterans Commission, and LGBTQ Commission.