2022 Clemson Gender Equity Plan – Final (PDF)
Gender Equity Steps checklist (07/2022)
Clemson Gender Equity Review Letter from independent monitor Gabe Feldman (PDF)
“Based on my overall review, it is apparent that Clemson has made a significant commitment to both female and male college athletes.”
Clemson’s team rosters continue to be impacted by the lingering and consequential effects of the global COVID-19 pandemic. COVID-related anomalies, student-athletes’ unique decisions, and the NCAA’s actions to extend student-athlete eligibility due to COVID continued to impact certain teams’ roster sizes. In addition, the women’s rowing team elected to maintain a smaller roster as it realized the benefits of that approach last year, as its equivalent funding was allocated among fewer student-athletes. The continuing variations in Clemson’s student-athlete participation counts were justifiably caused by the unique nature of the impact that the worldwide pandemic has continued to have on Clemson’s teams and the NCAA as well as student-athletes’ individual choices.
Women’s participation opportunities will be supplemented in 2022-23 and 2023-24 as the new NCAA lacrosse and gymnastics teams recruit top talent to the lakefront women’s sports development. Lacrosse will begin its inaugural season in 2022-23 with a roster of approximately 28 student-athletes, including 19 of the top 22 transfers in the country.
For 2021-22, Clemson’s unduplicated female student-athlete participation ratio was 43.0%, and Clemson’s female athletic scholarship ratio was 42.9%. The resulting 0.1% difference is well within the “substantial proportionality” standard under Title IX rules and constitutes compliance with Title IX’s athletic scholarship provisions.
A detailed and sortable list of data on Clemson enrollment figures is available at Clemson University’s Interactive Factbook.