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Clemson named a 2019 Higher Education Excellence in Diversity Award Winner

Clemson has been named a 2019 Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award winner and will soon be featured in INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine.

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Due to the overwhelming success of the Men of Color National Summit and a combination of all the University’s diversity initiatives, Clemson previously earned the Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) award in 2017 and 2018.

“Receiving the HEED Award has helped to bring national attention to Clemson for our commitment to diversity and inclusion,” said President Jim Clements. “We still have work to do in this area, but this recognition is a sign that we are making progress, and that helps keep us motivated as we push to do more.”

The HEED Award is the only national honor recognizing U.S. colleges and universities that demonstrate an outstanding commitment to diversity and inclusion across their campus. The award process consists of a comprehensive and rigorous application that includes questions relating to the recruitment and retention of students and employees—and best practices for both; continued leadership support for diversity; and other aspects of campus diversity and inclusion.