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Office of the Provost


Osborne Administration Building

Special Initiatives

The Office of the Provost is committed to developing a diverse array of university-wide programs for faculty, students and staff. The special initiatives directly reflect the Office of the Provost's academic priorities. 

Calendar and Space Reservation Project

Central calendar and space reservation system which allows users to reserve space and promote events to various calendars on the university's website.

Carolina Clemson Blood Battle

One of the largest blood drives in the country is held annually the week before the Carolina-Clemson football game. The drive comes at the start of the holiday season when blood donations typically decrease

Excellence Initiative

Promotes transformative teaching, research, creative activity, and community engagement, pursuant to the core mission of the University of South Carolina and its strategic goals.

Grace Jordan McFadden Professors Program

Recruits and prepares under represented minorities to become college and university professors. The initiative aims to promote and increase diversity in the professoriate.

Coordinating Office of Community Engagement and Service

Central coordinating portal through which faculty, staff, students and those external to the campus can enhance their current community engagement and service activities.

Rule of Law Collaborative

Committed to the development of rule of law as a discipline, the identification of theoretical and research-based applications in the field, and the refinement of policies relating to rule of law.

United Way

Each year USC participates in United Way's annual campaign.

Women's Leadership Institute (WLI)

The Women's Leadership Institute is designed for faculty, staff and graduate students from South Carolina institutions of higher education who are interested in the advancement and success of women in leadership roles.