Tiger Alliance: 9-12th Graders


Tiger Alliance is Clemson University’s bold step to help empower, enlighten and develop African-American and Hispanic young men by emphasizing the importance of education and sharing best practices to increase high school and college graduation rates.

Tiger Alliance is a college-access program designed to help create pathways to college and build a college-going culture for African-American and Hispanic ninth- to 12th-grade high school students in the Upstate of South Carolina. Program participants benefit from access to information about college fairs and expos, a mentoring relationship with a current college student, college-prep workshops, college tours and attendance at the Men of Color National Summit hosted by Clemson University.

The mission of Tiger Alliance is as follows:

  • Create a college-going culture among the participants

  • Expose participants to the college environment

  • Assist students during the college selection and application process

  • Help participants take ownership of their success

  • Engage the participants in the Men of Color National Summit

  • Provide positive male role models

  • Develop strong relationships among the participants

Tiger Alliance students must attend one of the 10 partner schools (listed below), be in good standing and have a 2.5 GPA or higher.

The Tiger Alliance Program targets students in the following ten high schools, in Anderson, Greenville, Pickens and Spartanburg counties.

For more information about Tiger Alliance, visit the website or email tigeralliance@clemson.edu.