Purpose & Board Members

The purpose of the Clemson LGBTQ+ Alumni Club shall be to establish and maintain an official affinity group for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and questioning (LGBTQ+) alumni, and LGBTQ+ friendly allies who are alumni, under the auspices of the Clemson University Alumni Association with the following objectives:

  • Raise funds for the Clemson LGBTQ+ Alumni Scholarship Endowment for the benefit of an undergraduate student(s) who have made contributions to the LGBTQ community through leadership, service, volunteering, or research.
  • Help Clemson achieve its goal of becoming and/or maintaining its status as a Top 20 National University by promoting equality for all students, faculty, and staff.
  • The Club will work to promote the concept of “One Clemson,” which endeavors to engage all students, faculty, staff, alumni, and visitors, particularly freshmen and transfer students, in experiential, interactive activities aimed at facilitating dialogue and increasing awareness of and respect for different cultures and backgrounds.
  • Provide professional networking and social activities for LGBTQ alumni and allies who are alumni.
  • Work with and support the on-campus Clemson University LGBTQ+ groups.
  • Work with the University to improve its nondiscrimination, harassment, and related policies to protect all the members of the LGBTQ+ community.

Board Members

Brian Cave

Chair and New York/Tri-State Area Rep

PRTM '97

Patrick Cato

Vice Chair and Lowcountry Representative

Biochemistry '14

Caroline Simpson

Secretary & Treasurer

Speech & Communications '97

Gregory Caleca

Washington D.C. Metro Area Representative

Construction Science '05

Micah McDade

Chicago Representative

Master of Business Administration '17

Beverly Smith

Charlotte/Rock Hill Representative

Sociology & Communications '81

John Jay Jacobs

At-Large Member

Graphic Communications '91
MS Graphic Communications '10

Josh Morgan

Marketing & Communications Coordinator

Political Science '10

Russ Madray

At-Large Member

Accounting '86

Benjamin Crumley

Florida Representative

Biological Sciences '97

Christopher Grace

At-Large Member

PRTM '99