Dating back to 1869, Claflin’s were the first doors of higher education opened to African-Americans in the state of South Carolina. 147 years later, our scope & mission are bigger, but we remain an institution of inclusion and innovation. As a Claflin undergraduate, you will be following in the footsteps of generations of men and women who were the leaders, achievers and visionaries of their time.
We believe that most leaders are made, not born. Furthermore, we believe that students with passion, integrity and a willingness to work hard have an innate capacity to become visionary leaders. As a Claflin student, you be challenged to realize your full potential, leaving here with an unparalleled education that will serve you well in graduate school, in a career – and in life.
Our commitment to excellence impels us to strive to become one of the premier undergraduate teaching and research universities in the world. It's a bold goal and, true to our mission, a visionary one. But it's a goal we are making great strides toward achieving.
Whether you need guidance determining an academic path for your chosen career or need assistance navigating the job market after graduation, we're here to help.
Claflin's Office of Career Development offers valuable resources to students and alumni.
The Academic Success Center (ASC) works in collaboration with academic schools, deans, chairpersons, faculty, and campus-wide academic support programs of the University to provide continuous, quality support for undergraduate students from matriculation to graduation. The Center provides students at Claflin University with opportunities to learn and apply needed skills to achieve in college.
The residence halls of Claflin University will become your home base as you launch your college life, experience new things, explore your interests and make new friends. We will do everything we can to help you make your time here exciting and productive.
Eleven residence halls offer different types of housing, from traditional dorm rooms to suite-style apartment living. Upper-class and honors students are given priority in choice of accommodations.
The mission of the H.V. Manning Library at Claflin University is to support and supplement the teaching-learning program of the institution at all levels.
Student Health Services works to foster health and wellness in the campus community. Our mission is to provide high quality, cost effective health care to our students means you'll have access to health care from a board-certified medical team that provides evidence-based care. We seek to empower students to take control of their health through providing education about preventative health.
They are not just places to sleep and study. The residence halls are an extension of the Claflin mission, encouraging individual responsibility and facilitating your personal growth and development. Through the experience of living on campus, you will be challenged to broaden your understanding and appreciation of various life styles, cultures, values and attitudes.
The eleven residence halls on campus are staffed with trained resource personnel who will provide you with the information and assistance you need as a resident student. Get to know these staff members; they are a vital part of your on-campus living experience.
College life is about learning and exploring in all shapes and forms. Getting involved in a campus club or organization is a great way to do just that.
Thinking about getting involved in an activity on campus? Join us for our annual organizational fair in the Panther Plaza. Held at the beginning of each school year, the fair offers a look into the clubs and organizations listed below.
Claflin University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award baccalaureate and masters degrees.