Clemson University

Donning of the Kente: Multicultural Celebration of Graduates

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Donning of the Kente is a multicultural celebration of graduates designed to celebrate the accomplishments of students who have contributed to enhancing diversity and inclusion at Clemson University. In 2005, the Gantt Center hosted its first multicultural celebration of graduates called Rite of Sankofa. After a decade long hiatus, the event was revived in 2016 as Donning of the Kente and has been celebrated every year since. The ceremony recognizes the academic, professional, and personal achievements of graduates as they transition into their post-collegiate lives. Rooted in African tradition, Donning of the Kente encourages students to identify a mentor who will present them with a Kente stole. The stole is a symbol of prestige and an official rite of passage.


Sponsors: Division of Inclusion and Equity, Undergraduate Studies, Graduate School

Wednesday, May 6 at 2:00pm

Madren Conference Center, Grand Ballroom
230 Madren Center Dr., Clemson, SC 29634, USA

Event Type

International/Multicultural, Diversity and Inclusion, LGBTQ+


Student Affairs, Centers and Institutes, Gantt Center, Libraries, Inclusion and Equity, Graduate School, Office of Provost, Office of Global Engagement, College of Engineering, Computing and Applied Sciences, PEER/WISE, University Commissions

Target Audience

All Audiences


Contact Name:

Jerad Green

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Free and open to the public


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