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Office of Access and Opportunity

Faculty and Staff Groups

Faculty and staff have numerous opportunities to share expertise and influence the culture of diversity and inclusion on campus.

Use these campus resources to support your personal and professional needs and to enhance to your professional growth and development as teachers, researchers, mentors and leaders.

The president's President's Advisory Council on DEI is a cross-section of faculty, staff and students, and was established to provide direction to Vice President Julian Williams and the Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion. 

The Black Faculty Caucus of the University of South Carolina exists to promote a strong sense of community, professional welfare, professional development and advocacy for Black faculty and the issues and/or university communities that concern and affect them. 

The Faculty Welfare Committee considers university policies and the enforcement of policies regarding the welfare of the faculty, such as faculty salaries, other compensation and benefits, and any matters affecting the workplace environment.

For more information about the Religious Affairs Committee, please contact:  

Anna Edwards, Ph.D., conveyor
Phone: 803-777-3497

For more information about the Jewish Faculty and Staff Council, please contact:

Naomi Farber, Ph.D., convener
Phone: 803-777-8816

The Latino/a and Hispanic Faculty Caucus (LHFC) of the University of South Carolina (USC) is an advocacy and leadership organization.  It was established April 2016 to address critical issues in higher education that focus on the recruitment, retention, promotion, and advancement of Latino/a & Hispanic faculty at the University of South Carolina.

The Provost’s Advisory Committee on Women’s Issues (PACWI) assesses current policies, recommends new policies and procedures, focuses on areas that need improvement and provides opportunities to enhance the quality of USC's campus community.

For more information about the LGBTQ+ Faculty and Staff Caucus, please contact: 

Ryan Dawkins
Phone: 803-576-6214

Each college or school has a diversity officer who reports to the dean. Diversity officers develop and implement unit-level strategic plans for diversity and inclusion focusing on composition, achievement, engagement and inclusion as the attributes of their inclusion efforts. Unit-level diversity officers also work closely with the university's chief diversity officer as (collectively) the Council of Academic Diversity Officers to support and advance university equity, inclusion and diversity efforts.



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