15 Facts About Clemson University


Clemson University is a public land-grant research university in Clemson, South Carolina.

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Clemson University's decision was largely influenced by the future South Carolina Governor Benjamin Tillman.

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The first graduating class of Clemson University was in 1896 with degrees in mechanical-electrical engineering and agriculture.

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Clemson University became the first Southern school to train textile specialists.

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In 1917 Clemson University formed a Reserve Officers' Training Corps and in 1918 a Student Army Training Corps was formed.

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Effects of World War I made Clemson University hire the first women faculty due to changes in faculty.

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Programs at Clemson University were reorganized into six schools of agriculture, chemistry, engineering, general science, textiles, and vocational studies.

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In 1927 Clemson University received accreditation from the Association of Secondary Schools and Colleges of the Southern States.

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In 1955 Clemson University underwent a major restructuring and was transformed into "civilian" status for students.

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In 2015, Clemson University broke ground on the Zucker Family Graduate Education Center in the City of North Charleston.

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College Panhellenic Council Chapters at Clemson University include Alpha Chi Omega, Alpha Delta Pi, Alpha Phi, Chi Omega, Delta Delta Delta, Delta Gamma, Delta Zeta, Gamma Phi Beta, Kappa Delta, Kappa Kappa Gamma, Pi Beta Phi, Sigma Kappa, and Zeta Tau Alpha.

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Clemson University has developed a group of Marines and Marine Officer Candidates within an organization called the Semper Fi Society.

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Every year Clemson University students have the opportunity to attend Homecoming and Tigerama.

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Since 1957, Clemson University has held "Tigerama" on the Friday night of homecoming week.

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Clemson University has won 7 national championships including 3 in football, 3 in men's soccer, and men's golf .

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