What is the Clemson Alumni Society for Equality (CASE)? Chartered in 2009 by the Clemson Alumni Association, CASE is the Clemson Alumni Society for Equality, the official affinity group for Clemson LGBTQ alumni and friends. Our purpose is to

  • Provide professional networking and social activities for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning alumni, and LGBTQ-friendly allies;
  • Maintain a supportive relationship between alumni and the Clemson Sexuality & Gender Alliance (SAGA) formerly known as Clemson Gay Straight Alliance (CGSA) & Lambda Society;

  • Coordinate fundraising efforts for scholarships that benefit Clemson students who make significant contributions to the LGBT community;

  • Work with the University to implement is nondiscrimination, harassment, and related policies to include sexual and affinity orientation;
  • Advance the concept of “One Clemson,” which endeavors to engage all students, faculty, staff, alumni, and visitors, particularly freshmen and transfer students, in experiential, interactive activities aimed at facilitating dialogue and increasing awareness of and respect for different cultures and backgrounds.

  • We want to help Clemson achieve its goal of becoming a Top 20 Public University by promoting equality for all students, faculty, and staff.To read CASE’s bylaws, please click here.
Board of Directors

Executive Team
Brian Cave – President
Jim Hennessey – Vice President
Caroline Simpson – Secretary
Chris Grace – Treasurer/Endowment Chair
Steven Goodson – Past President

John Jay Jacobs – University Faculty/Staff Liaison
Sarah Cooper – SAGA Liaison
Josh Morgan – Clemson President’s LGBTQ Commission Liaison
Chelsea Clarey – Marketing & Communications Chair
Unfilled – Pride & Events Chair

Regional Representatives
Benjamin Crumley – Florida
Brian Cave – NY/NJ
Kevin McCausland – California
Jim Hennessey & Chris Grace – Chicago
Russ Madray – Upstate South Carolina
Patrick Cato – Lowcountry South Carolina
Unfilled – Atlanta
Unfilled – Charlotte


CASE currently supports an annual $500 scholarship for a student involved in LGBT service on campus. We’re working to increase this scholarship and build an endowment for future programs.

Please consider making a gift to help us reach our $50,000 goal. You can make your gift online at