Welcome to IPTAY

Supporting the success of Clemson’s student-athletes in the classroom and on the field since 1934.

Originally, the letters IPTAY stood for “I pay ten a year.” Begun in 1934 to give the Clemson athletic program the support it needed, IPTAY is now one of the most successful athletic fundraising organizations. IPTAY donors provide millions of dollars in scholarships for student-athletes and non-athletes alike. It also has provided substantial support for programs and facilities that help Clemson Athletics stay competitive in collegiate sports.

As part of IPTAY, you help student-athletes be top competitors both on the field and in the classroom and you get all the benefits that come with being a part of this important organization.

IPTAY is supported through annual donations, gift planning and major gifts. Each is vital to the success of Clemson Athletics.

IPTAY Supports:

IPTAY provides funding for three main areas to support Clemson student-athletes…

1. Student-Athlete Scholarships

Each academic year, IPTAY has the responsibility of funding all student-athlete scholarships. IPTAY also provides the largest academic endowment (nearly $10 million) on campus to the general student body.

2. Academic Support – Nieri Family Student-Athlete Enrichment Center

The Nieri Family Student-Athlete Enrichment Center provides resources such as tutoring and mentors for all of our nearly 500 student-athletes so that they may succeed in the classroom.

Clemson University student-athletes smashed the all-time department record with a 3.09 GPA in the Fall 2019 semester. A school-best 11 sports reached a 3.0 or better mark, including the men’s tennis (3.31) and volleyball (3.53), which set program records.

The 3.09 overall mark topped the previous record of 3.02 set in the Fall 2014 and Spring 2015 semesters. Additionally, 295, or 60.2 percent, student-athletes earned a 3.0 or better in the fall, with 58 recording 4.0 GPAs.

3. Facilities

In order to place our coaches and student-athletes in the best position to succeed it is important that we are able to provide them with both new and upgraded facilities. This enables our coaches to recruit and train the best and brightest young men and women at the highest level.


Additional Areas Of Support

Tiger Band  IPTAY completely funds band member uniforms as well as all travel expenses.

Student-Athlete Services – IPTAY supports student-athletes services which includes areas such as leadership development, community engagement, sports psychology, nutrition and much more.

Cheer, Mascots, Nutrition Services & Strength & Conditioning 

IPTAY the fundraising arm for Clemson Athletics since 1934 is classified as an independent non-profit charitable organization. With being a 501c3 non-profit organization all gifts to IPTAY are donations which are non-refundable. If you have any further questions please feel free to reach out to the IPTAY office by phone at 1-800-CLEMSON or by email at iptay@clemson.edu