2017 Announcements Archive

Phishing emails circulating on university accounts

September 15, 2017

A significant number of “phishing” emails have been identified on the student email system recently. Phishing messages say things such as your email storage is almost full, your email will stop working if you don’t click on a link to verify your account, etc. These are not legitimate email messages and should be deleted. The University of South Carolina will never ask for you to verify your email account in this manner.

Student services and activities

September 08, 2017

Though UofSC's Columbia campus is closed in anticipation of inclement weather Monday, Sept. 11, we're still providing essential services, and a number of events and activities for students. The campus will re-open at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 12.

Carolina ring week

September 05, 2017, Jalesa Cooley

The time is approaching to order your official Carolina ring. This year there will be two ring ordering locations: the Russell House lobby and the Darla Moore School of Business.

USC Press names new director

August 22, 2017

Richard Brown has been named director of the University of South Carolina Press. Brown will be responsible for the editorial, fiscal and marketing strategies of USC Press, South Carolina’s oldest and largest book publisher, specializing in scholarly humanities and regional trade publications

Apply for Freshman Council

August 16, 2017

Freshman Council acts as an entry-level organization within Student Government with an emphasis on leadership and community involvement. Applications for the 2018 cohort are due on Sept. 5 by 4:00 p.m.

New course focuses on entreprenuership

August 13, 2017

To learn more about the dynamics of how the free enterprise system works and how entrepreneurs start, grow and manage innovations and new ventures successfully, try the new interdisciplinary course “Entrepreneurism and Free Enterprise” (COLA 298) taught by Dirk Brown, the inaugural faculty director of the McNair Institute for Entrepreneurism and Free Enterprise.

Apply for the Social Justice Activist Program

August 01, 2017, Jalesa Cooley

The Social Justice Activist Program (SJP), a program through the Office of Multicultural Student Affairs designed to create a network of students, faculty, and staff who acknowledge and actively work to combat bias, is now taking applications for the Fall 2017 cohort.

2017-2018 PAL Fellows named

July 26, 2017, Jalesa Cooley

On Aug. 16, 2017, 26 senior faculty and administrative leaders will begin a yearlong professional development program for the fourth year of UofSC's Pipeline for Academic Leaders program.

Registration for Women's Leadership Institute opens April 3

March 31, 2017, Peggy Binette

At 8 a.m. today, online registration will open for one of the university’s most popular annual events. Based on recent years, it’s expected to fill up in 24 hours. It’s the Women’s Leadership Institute, a free daylong conference of professional and personal development offerings for women in higher education that will take place April 26.

St. Patrick's Day incident at Pour House

March 30, 2017

The university is very concerned about an incident that occurred at Pour House over St. Patrick’s Day weekend. The safety of our students is our biggest concern, and we will continue to work with law enforcement and our neighbors in Five Points to resolve the case.

Career Center helps students avoid job scams

March 14, 2017, Adena Rice

The Federal Bureau of Investigation recently reported that college students across the nation are being entangled in an employment scam that could result in financial damages and identify theft. The Career Center works with several organizations and top employers to provide opportunities for students, which are vetted of scams in a number of ways.

Fire safety tips for off-campus students

March 02, 2017, Adena Rice

As the weather gets warmer and spring is in full bloom, it is now time to change the batteries in your smoke detector. A smoke detector’s batteries must be changed every six months, typically in the spring and fall, but it is still important for students to know fire safety all year round. Off-Campus Student Services and USC Fire and Safety have compiled tips to keep students safe while living off-campus through some fire prevention guidelines.

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Holocaust survivor and stepsister of Anne Frank to speak at President's Leadership Dialogue

February 06, 2017, Kathryn McPhail

Eva Schloss, a Holocaust survivor and the stepsister of Anne Frank, will share her childhood and wartime experiences at the University of South Carolina’s President’s Leadership Dialogue at 10 a.m. Feb. 27 at the Koger Center. The dialogue is part of the university’s Carolina Leadership Initiative, which fosters leadership development among students and makes leaders from various fields and backgrounds available to students and the community.