Critical Race Training in Education

Clemson University


Mailing Address
105 Sikes Hall
Clemson, South Carolina 29634
(864) 656-3311
School Information
"Initially an all-male, all-white military school, Clemson Agricultural College opened in July 1893 with 446 students. Clemson became a coeducational, civilian institution in 1955. In 1963, with the admission of Harvey Gantt, Clemson became the first traditionally white institution in South Carolina to desegregate since Reconstruction. With academic offerings and research pursuits, the institution became Clemson University in 1964." The university enrolls over 26,300 students, offers over 300 academic programs, and has a 16:1 student-faculty ratio. (Source: (Source:
General Information
Clemson University has taken steps to rename Tillman Hall, with its Board of Trustees unanimously voting to ask the South Carolina legislature for permission to change the name to "Main Building." No Critical Race Training sessions are yet required of students. See developments below:


  • Symbolic Actions

    The university's Board of trustees unanimously voted "to restore Tillman Hall to its original name of the Main Building, commonly called 'Old Main'."

Last updated May 15th, 2022