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Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion


ThisIsUSC is a storytelling event that highlights the diversity of backgrounds and experiences in our community. By sharing individual stories, speakers provide insight on how their identity has shaped  their life. 

The goal of ThisIsUSC is to celebrate the unique stories of members of our campus and surrounding communities, while also exposing attendees to life experiences that they may not have seen or heard of before. The exercise of storytelling allows people to gain insight on what makes people who they are -- providing others the opportunity to hear the background stories that formed an individual's views.

This event is in place to serve as an example of the type of activities and discourse that can advance the diversity and inclusion of the University of South Carolina. 

The event will take place on Friday, Oct. 4 in the Russell House Theater

Session One 9:00-10:30 a.m.

  • Jawaun McClam (student)
  • Anuja Parikh (staff)
  • Jewel Famaks (student)
  • Matthew Duffell-Hoffman (student)

Session Two 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

  • Kassy Alia (guest speaker)
  • Lyric Swinton (student)
  • Kevin Metcalf (staff)

Session Three 2:00 - 3:30 p.m. 

  • Haleemah Adly (student)
  • Nancy Tolson (faculty)
  • Kimberly Seibles (staff)
  • Davis Hayman (student)

Challenge the conventional. Create the exceptional. No Limits.