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Welcome to IPTAY

Welcome to IPTAY

Supporting the success of Clemson’s student-athletes in the classroom and on the field since 1934. Originally, the letters IPTAY stood for “I pay ten a year.” Begun in 1934 to give the Clemson athletic program the support it needed, IPTAY is now one of the most successful athletic fundraising organizations. IPTAY donors provide millions of dollars in scholarships for student-athletes and non-athletes alike. It also has provided substantial support for programs and facilities that help Clemson Athletics stay competitive in collegiate sports.  As part of IPTAY, you help student-athletes be top competitors both on the field and in the classroom. And you get all the benefits that come with being a part of this important organization.  IPTAY is supported through annual donations , gift planning and major gifts . Each is vital to the success of Clemson Athletics. IPTAY Provides funding for three main areas to support Clemson student-athletes…

Student-Athlete Scholarships

Each academic year, IPTAY has the responsibilty of funding all student-athlete scholarships. IPTAY also provides the largest academic endowment (nearly $6 million) on campus to the general student body. 

Academic Support – Vickery Hall

Vickery Hall is the student-athlete academic enrichment center. It provides resources such as tutoring and mentors for all of our nearly 500 student-athletes so that they may succeed in the classroom. During the 2014 fall semester our student-athletes recorded a record 3.02 cumulative GPA, with 55% of student-athletes earning a GPA above 3.0. In addition, 42 student-athletes earned a perfect 4.0 GPA. To learn more about  Vickery Hall, please click HERE. 


In order to place our coaches and student-athletes in the best position to succed it is important that we are able to provide them with both new and upgraded facilities. This enables our coaches to recruit and train the best and brightest young men and women at the highest level. Please click HERE to learn more about all of our athletic facilities. 

To view the IPTAY 2015 Annual Report, click HERE. 

Additional Areas Of Support

Tiger Band – IPTAY completely funds band member uniforms as well as all travel expenses.

Student-Athlete Services – IPTAY supports student-athletes services which includes areas such as leadership development, community engagement, sports psychology, nutrition and much more.

Join today and play your part in Clemson’s success.

IPTAY the fundraising arm for Clemson Athletics since 1934 is classified as an independent  501c3 non-profit charitable organization. With being a 501c3 non-profit organization all gifts to IPTAY are donations which are non-refundable. If you have any further questions  please feel free to reach out to the IPTAY office by phone at 1-800-CLEMSON or by email at