Institutional Advancement

For 142 years, Claflin University has been guided by a vision of excellence in education, in research and in graduating outstanding men and women who lead and serve selflessly. Our vision, during the last 15 years, of preparing a diverse population of students who complete and succeed in a global and technological society has evolved significantly due to the encouragement and loyal support of alumni and friends. Because of their generous funding and the dedication of our leadership, faculty and staff, Claflin University is now recognized as one of the premier liberal arts institutions in the country.

The Division of Institutional Advancement has developed along with the mission and vision of the University. We have greatly increased the flow of funds,  expanded relationships with alumni, with students and their parents, and have strengthened ties with external constituencies while communicating and promoting Claflin’s achievements to new and widening audiences.

To continue to advance the University’s goals, we have strategically positioned ourselves to actively connect to our growing circle of supporters who are committed, as we are, to Claflin’s universal potential.  We are on course to become one of the world’s leading institutions of higher education by developing men and women of vision who demonstrate extraordinary achievement, distinctive confidence and a lifelong desire to transform society through leadership and service.

To learn more about supporting Claflin and its mission of preparing world visionaries, I invite you to contact me or members of the Advancement staff. We look forward to personally telling you about funding opportunities for our alumni and friends.


Contact Address:

Rev. Whittaker V. Middleton
Vice President
Division of Institutional Advancement
Claflin University
400 Magnolia Street
Orangeburg, SC 29115
Toll Free: 888-223-7103
Direct: 803-535-5312