Through involvement with the Division of Student Affairs, Clemson students are provided opportunities to be engaged, active, well, happy and successful. They gain core competencies, such as leadership skills with involvement in student organizations, employment and internships, fraternity and sorority life, and recreational sports. Core competencies ultimately enable Clemson students to be leaders in a global society.
Below, check out some of the ways Clemson students can be involved during the 2023 Fall semester.
Students enrolled in at least six or more credit hours on main campus in the Fall semester are able to hold Campus Recreation memberships, which directly impacts the holistic experience and connects students with programs, people and experiences to reach fitness and wellness goals.
Clemson boasts state-of-the-art recreation and wellness facilities on its campus.
- Swann Fitness Center at Fike sits in the heart of main campus and is home to over 250,000 square feet. It includes cardio and strength equipment, functional training space, basketball and racquetball courts, group fitness studios, a natatorium and climbing wall.
- Douthit Hills Fitness Center is located in the Hub building of Clemson’s newest residential district. The center includes cardio and strength equipment, functional training space, group fitness and cycling studios.
- The Snow Family Outdoor Fitness and Wellness Complex is a beautiful lakefront facility that houses synthetic turf fields for Intramural and Club Sports teams. It also features Andy Quattlebaum Outdoor Education Center, a 16,000 square foot facility with adventure trip resources, equipment rentals, bike repair and student lounge space.
Campus Recreation offers a number of unique amenities and services to students, including but not limited to the following:
- Fitness and Wellness – Whether it’s group fitness or individual programs, over 70 weekly classes are offered during the Fall and Spring semesters.
- Sport Programs – Intramural and Club Sports are among the most popular activities with students each year. The Fall intramural calendar includes grass volleyball, flag football, pickleball and indoor soccer.
- Clemson Outdoor Recreation Education – CORE provides students with opportunities to participate in a variety of outdoor adventure activities, such as hiking, backpacking, rafting, paddleboarding, rock climbing and more.
Center for Student Leadership and Engagement
Perhaps best known as the department in charge of coordinating Ready, Set, Roar! and Welcome Week, the Center for Student Leadership and Engagement (CSLE) offers students a number of opportunities to engage in campus life.
Clemson boasts more than 500 registered student organizations on an annual basis, and CSLE serves as a conduit to those organizations. There are many ways to find an organization that matches a student’s personal interests. Perhaps the easiest is by attending Tiger Prowl on Tuesday, Aug. 22 from 4:30-8:30 p.m. This annual involvement fair features tabling, where students can learn about all these organizations have to offer. Students can also take PlaceFinder, schedule a 1-on-1 meeting with a CSLE staffer or explore TigerQuest to get involved.
Leadership and Service
The Clemson Leader Framework was introduced to first-year students on Sunday, Aug. 20 as part of Welcome Week. Students can build on these introductory skills through programs such as Certified Student Leader, or in the spring during Leadership Week or the ACC Leadership Symposium.
Service is also a big component of CSLE’s offerings. The center connects students, faculty and staff with local community agencies through events such as the Fall In Day of Service and MLK Day of Service.
Fraternity and Sorority Life
With record membership totals surpassing the 6,000 student mark for the first time in 2022-23, Fraternity and Sorority Life enhances the Clemson Experience through leadership, scholarship, service and social opportunities.
Undergraduate students can get involved almost immediately, as recruitment activities for women interested in joining one of 13 chapters affiliated with the College Panhellenic Association end on Tuesday, Aug. 22 with bid day celebrations. FSL also includes the Interfraternity Council (IFC), Multicultural Greek Council (MGC) and National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC) for students interested in joining Clemson’s nearly 50 total chapters.
Center for Career and Professional Development
It’s never too early to start thinking about the future. Clemson’s career services are renowned, having staked claim to the No. 1 ranking from The Princeton Review in the country five of the last eight years.
The Center for Career and Professional Development (CCPD) is home to the Michelin Career Center and is an excellent resource for students looking for internships, co-ops and much more. Equipped with a knowledgeable staff comprised of both employees and students, the CCPD stands ready to assist students with career preparation through mock interviews, résumé critiques and other workshops.
Each semester, the CCPD hosts an annual Career Fair — attracting hundreds of prospective employers to Clemson University’s main campus. The fall dates have been set for Tuesday, Sept. 26 through Thursday, Sept. 28 in Littlejohn Coliseum.
Visit the center on the third floor of Hendrix Student Center for more information.