At the Office of Diversity and Inclusion, our job is to help create the most positive
and supportive environment possible for students, faculty and staff — but our success
depends on you! Please help us by reporting any bias or hate incidents so that they
can be addressed quickly and effectively.
College campuses are a very special kind of community. At the University of South
Carolina, we bring together tens of thousands of students, faculty and staff who are
woven together in a colorful fabric of cultures, religions, philosophies and talents. Feeling Like You Belong
For many of us, this unique blend is what attracted us to the University in the first
place. We saw ourselves — physically, spiritually, emotionally, intellectually — reflected
in the people we met, and we felt embraced by a warm and welcoming campus culture.
We felt immediately at home.
“I will discourage bigotry, while striving to learn from differences in people, ideas
The Carolinian Creed
is all about. It’s about feeling like you belong and that your life, your voice and
your contributions truly matter through the mutual civility and respect that we show
inclusion Join the Conversation
At the University of South Carolina, we believe that diversity and inclusion is necessary
to achieve academic and institutional excellence. N ot only do you matter, but your unique perspective is the core of our strength and
Join critical conversations, get involved in diversity-related programs or
learn more about the status and details of our key diversity initiatives. Whether you contact us directly, or would feel more comfortable communicating with a member of our diversity committee, m ake a commitment with us to instill positive change.
The University of South Carolina is engaged in a
variety of initiatives, dedicated to addressing the unique needs of our diverse population.
Race and Reconciliation
Modeled after The William Winter Institute for Racial Reconciliation’s The Welcome
Table program, the South Carolina Collaborative on Race and Reconciliation (SCCRR)
engages internal and external University community members by creating spaces for
healthy dialog about race and thoughtful actions that lead toward the reconciliation
and healing of racial and other social differences in both the university community
and communities across South Carolina. Learn more