Assemble to Grow, Learn and Make a Difference!
Building community through engaged learning. Held each Tuesday throughout the semester, weekly assemblies are designed to engage students in conversations with key local, regional or national leaders to both foster a sense of community and promote deep thought and discussion on critical issues requiring your leadership.
Students enrolled in University 101/102 are required to attend Freshman Assembly. Business attire is required.
What is business attire?
Traditional workplace attire demonstrates a high level professional appearance and maturity. A professional appearance and attitude along with good manners and poise are an effective combination for success in college and the workplace.
Why are students required to own business attire?
Consistent with Claflin University’s Guiding Principle to offer excellent customer service and demonstrate professional appearance at all times, we ask that you represent yourself in attitude and attire in those most respected and professional manner, when attending formal university functions such as assembly, lyceum events and convocations.
How does business attire differ among men and women?
- Pant or dress suit (navy, black or dark gray)
- Skirt length (no more than 2” above knee)
- Coordinated blouse (conservative)
- Neutral pantyhose
- Moderate shoes. No stilettos.
- Suit (dark solid color)
- Long-sleeve shirt (white or blue)
- Tie (conservative)
- Belt (should match your shoes)
- Dark socks
- Conservative leather shoes
Past Assembly Topics
- Margarita Anderson, author of Our Black Year
- Columbia Ballet
- Pandora Thomas-Envisioning a Sustainable Future
- Dr. Khalilah Brown-Dean, Why We Can't Wait: Embracing the Fierce Urgency of Now
- Mr. Marcus Creighton, Mind over Money: Financial Literacy
- Dr. Arthur Thomas, Knowledge is Power
- Avoiding Identity Theft
Spring 2020-2021 Freshman Assembly schedule
All Assembly Events will be held virtually.
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Meeting ID: 933 4054 3693
12th Vision Board activity
19th Writing for Academic Success
26th Maintaining your health and safety at a member of the Claflin family.
**28th Viewing of Just Mercy as part of the Granville Hicks Leadership Academy for Laity & Clergy. 3:30-6:15. ** This event will have it’s own zoom information and will be shared to the campus community. This event is HIGHLY Encouraged for all Freshman.
2nd Arts in Action
9th Investing in your future series: Workshop #1
16th Tentative date for Author of Cuz
23rd Various workshops (choose one of the sessions):
Love Yourself--Ways to Demonstrate Radical Self-care during Covid
Virtual exercise; meditation; meet with faculty; community service; virtual games;
2nd March into Success/ Investing in your future series: Workshop #2
9th Academic Advising
16th Wellness Day
30th Honors & Awards Convocation
6th End of the year virtual celebration
13th Investing in your future series: Workshop #3
Below the following Highly Recommended Co-Curricular Events will be shared throughout the semester.
9th Annual Granville Hicks Leadership Academy for Laity and Clergy
January 28 – 29, 2021. | Theme: “Just Mercy”
Thursday, January 28, 2021
Movie Viewing: “Just Mercy”
3:30 p.m. -
Student Panel Discussion
6:15 p.m. –
Facilitated by Claflin University Faculty
Friday, January 29, 2021
9:00 a.m. – 9:50 a.m.
Keynote Speaker: Bishop L. Jonathan Holston,
United Methodist Church South Carolina Conference
10:00 a.m. – 10:50 a.m.
Presenter: Dr. Priscilla McCutcheon
Topic: Food Justice
11:00 a.m. – 11:50 a.m.
Presenter: Rev. Amiri Hooker
Topic: The Church and Justice
12:00 p.m. – 12:50 p.m.
Presenter: Atty. Bakari Sellers
Topic: Lady Justice
1:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Rev. Larry D. McCutcheon
Claflin University Division of Student Development and Services
Office of Career Development
2021 Spring Executive Leadership Series
September 15, 2020