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About the Be a T.I.G.E.R! Character Education Initiative

About the Be a T.I.G.E.R! Character Education Initiative

Be a T.I.G.E.R! is a unique character education initiative sponsored by the Clemson Athletics Department. The aim of this program is to incorporate specific character traits into a comprehensive educational program that highlights Clemson’s Athletes and Traditions.

The basic intent is to unify our message of Solid Orange making it more profound. Clemson Athletes will deliver this message – What it means to Be a T.I.G.E.R! in all speaking engagements and personal appearances. This focused approach using preplanned lessons and activities will emphasize our belief that athletics builds character and Clemson Athletes believe that character development is an important component in their total educational experience.

Be a T.I.G.E.R! is designed to appeal to kindergarten through 8th grade students. Using the acronym for TIGER: T=Teamwork, I=Integrity, G=Gratitude, E=Education, and R=Respect, age appropriate lessons and activities have been designed using a sports format. The program currently has these components:

About the Be a T.I.G.E.R! Character Education Program

Clemson is proud to be the first Division I University to develop a focused character education program that is used by its athletes in our Community Services Program.