Clemson University and the City of Clemson are proud to jointly celebrate International Campus & Community Day on April 26, 2023 in recognition of the essential, powerful relationship between college campuses and their host communities.
Throughout the day, colleges and their neighboring communities spotlight partnerships online, featuring economic, intellectual, civic and social benefits they bring.
“College campuses contribute enormously to their neighborhoods or towns in which they reside,” says International Town & Gown Association Executive Director Beth Bagwell. “Students tell us they base their college decision in part on the health and vitality of the surrounding community. International Campus & Community Day is a unique way to highlight the collaborative partnerships that make our town and gown communities stronger and more resilient.”
This year, the University and City have worked together on a number of important initiatives. Just this past weekend, Recycling Services and Tigers Serve partnered with City of Clemson Mayor Robert Halfacre and others to help clean litter in several areas of the community in celebration of Earth Day.
Other joint efforts from the 2022-23 academic year include:
State of Clemson Celebration
Branding, record-breaking numbers and national rankings were all the buzz Feb. 8 as Clemson University President Jim Clements and Halfacre spoke in front of a crowd of 150 people at the annual State of Clemson luncheon at Madren Conference Center. Administrators and staff from the University and City were on hand, as well as representatives from the offices of elected state officials, local businesses and non-profits.
Kite Hill Recycling Center Aids Local Community
Following the suspension of the City of Clemson’s curbside recycling program in August 2022, Clemson University stepped up and offered Kite Hill Recycling Center on main campus as a viable alternative to members of the local community.
Joint City University Advisory Board Website
Long ahead of its time, the Joint City University Advisory Board was created in 1985 with the purpose of improving quality of life for the broader Clemson community. The board still stands strong today, with seven workgroups that meet regularly to strengthen the town and gown relationship. Over the past year, a new website was constructed as the home for JCUAB and includes the board’s history, its missions and rosters of the various workgroups. The site also includes an automated news feed highlighting town and gown successes.