Capital Improvement Fund


Clemson Graduate Students,

As a new initiative, the Graduate Student Government allocated $7,000.00 per year to the GSG Capital Improvement account to allow for graduate students to submit project proposals for Capital Improvement Projects. Capital improvement projects consist of any physical and tangible investment on any of Clemson University’s campuses (Clemson, Anderson, Greenville, Greenwood, Charleston, North Charleston, and any of our Cooperative Extension offices) that are lasting in nature, aim to improve the quality of the Clemson experience, and benefit all members of the Clemson community. This investment is considered a way for the Graduate student body to provide a gift to the campus and its students, faculty, staff, patrons, visitors, and greater community.

GSG funded projects are CSAW and water bottle refill stations in Cooper library and Hendrix Student Center. Some examples of projects contributed by the Undergraduate Capital Improvement fund have included CAT Bus transit shelters, the Tillman E flat Bell, the entrance sign on Bowman Field, Gantt Circle, Bryan Mall, Cox Plaza, the Scroll of Honor, and restoration of Foucault pendulum. 

Submission Guidelines

For Graduate students interested in submitting proposals, we ask that you provide us with the following requirements:

·      Title & description of the project

·      List of individuals involved and their contact information

·      Explanation of how the project will benefit Clemson University

·      Detailed line-item budget

 ·     Detailed timeline with a specific completion date

·      Description of any other contributions to the project


Proposals must be submitted through our Capital Improvement Fund Submission Form ( and are due March 31, 2017.

After submission, the proposals will be reviewed by Benardo Dargan, Special Assistant to the Senior Associate Vice President for Student Affairs, and Andy Wu (, GSG Alumni Relations & Development Director.  

Recommended projects will then be required to present to the Finance Committee on April 10, 2017. The Finance Committee will then submit a bill to be presented to the Graduate Student Senate on April 13, 2017. The Senate will then debate and vote on the proposals in the form of a general bill. Funds for approved projects will be available shortly after.

We look forward to seeing the creative proposals developed by the Clemson Graduate Students!

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