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 will be able to:

  • Engage themselves and others in meaningful service as demonstrated by completion of committee tasks and implementation of Make a Difference Day. (Civic Engagement)
  • Identify their social identities and how they impact their world view as demonstrated by verbalizing identities through completing identity wheels and surveys. (Diversity Education)
  • Engage in healthy relationships with diverse groups as demonstrated in their committee group outcomes, service group work, and interactions with community partners. (Diversity Education)
  • Demonstrate self-efficacy and capacity to make positive sustainable change as demonstrated through self-reporting and group discussions. (Leadership)
  • Develop friendships with peers.
  • Discover Clemson campus resources that will facilitate an effective transition to college life.

Read Important Information About IMPACT 

2014 Program Dates:

Move-in: Monday, August 11

IMPACT Program: Tuesday, August 12 - Friday, August 15*

*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=k4DNhpX0ihAW68w
We will be accepting applications until Saturday, July 19th.
Applicants will be notified on Friday, July 25th 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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