Leadership Education



IMPACT is a four-day experience where incoming freshmen and transfer students are met with the opportunity to explore leadership and community engagement.  Participants will spend time learning through community service, workshops, small group dialogue, a challenge course, reflection and interaction with campus leaders.  The vision of IMPACT is that incoming students engage with each other and the community to create a positive, sustainable change… making an impact on others.

IMPACT is held yearly, the week before the fall semester begins.

Students who participate in IMPACT:

  • Recognize Clemson campus resources that will facilitate an effective transition to college life
  • Demonstrate an understanding of a new paradigm philosophy of leadership
  • Explain where they have made a community impact in their service experience
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the components of Civic Engagement
  • Practice dialogue as a form of communication.
  • Define at least 3-5 social identities
  • Articulate how they personal identify related to a particular social identity
  • Identify the connection between a social concern and a social issue

2015 Program Dates:

Move-in: Monday, August 10

IMPACT Program: Tuesday, August 11 - Friday, August 14*

*IMPACT participants are required to attend all scheduled sessions each day.

IMPACT Schedule: A general schedule for IMPACT will be available this summer.

IMPACT Application Information:
You can complete an application here: https://stuaff.clemson.edu/forms/index.php?code=YkbKIOUKiZuJuMS
We will be accepting applications until Saturday, July 18.
Applicants will be notified on Friday, July 24 of their acceptance status.

If you have any additional questions please feel free to email Kate Radford at radford@clemson.edu.

Below is a brief video about the IMPACT experience. If you are having trouble viewing, please click here to watch the video


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