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Information for specific audiences:

Graduation with Leadership Distinction

Step one: Complete the on-line orientation

To enter the orientation site, follow these steps:

  1. Log into Blackboard at using your USC Network username and password.
  2. Click on the Community tab.
  3. Under Organization Search, type the word orientation in the box.
  4. Click [Go].
  5. Find GLD Orientation (Bachelors) or (Associates) (depending on your degree), hover over it, and click on the gray arrow that appears.blackboard
    Title: Enroll button - Description: screenshot of button called Enroll
  6. Click Enroll. This should take you to the Self Enrollment page.
  7. Just click [Submit] to enroll yourself.
  8. You should now see a message that says your enrollment was successful.
  9. Click on the Community tab again. You should see “Graduation with Leadership Distinction Orientation”
  10. Click on the organization name to enter the site.


Step Two (if needed): Attend a GLD orientation Q & A

(open to all who have COMPLETED the on-line orientation)

Fall dates:

  • Thursday, September 11, 2014, 1:15-2:00 p.m., Thomas Cooper Library, Room 204
  • Friday, October 3, 2014, 10:50-11:40 a.m., Thomas Cooper Library, Room 204
  • Wednesday, November 5, 2013, 5:50-6:40 p.m., Thomas Cooper Library, Room 204


OR: Contact us

Click to schedule an appointment with a GLD advisor, then select “Graduation with Leadership Distinction” as the reason of the appointment.

Phone: 777-3272


Group orientations by appointment:

Orientation sessions can be scheduled for specific groups as requested. An internet connection and LCD projection are required.

Contact: Nick Vaught,, 777-4500.

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Thomas Cooper Library, Suite L132
University of South Carolina
Columbia, SC 29208

Irma Van Scoy, Executive Director
Damara Hightower-Davis, Assistant Director
Natalie Smith-Kenner, Administrative Coordinator
Nick Vaught, Student Services Coordinator
Lisa Camp, Student Advisor

Student Representative Board

Other important links:

Columbia, SC 29208 • 803-777-2808 •