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Equal Opportunity Programs


Think About It Course

This required course helps students recognize discrimination and harassment and instructs them about ways they can take action against it.

Think About It is an online course required for all new students. The course covers the university policies, laws and procedures that address discrimination and harassment. A "passing" grade is not required; however, you must complete the entire course. 

Course Duration

You are not expected to complete the course in one sitting. You can save your work throughout the course and return to finish at another time.

Retaking the Test

You can retake the test, although a passing grade is not required. If you'd like to retake the test:

  1. go to Self Service Carolina and sign-in with your username and password
  2. select the "Think About It" box
  3. select the "Think About It" link to access the course
  4. from the course results box in the upper left-hand corner, select "Exam Retake Required" to retake the course.

Why It's Required

The university is committed to providing a safe, healthy and inspiring environment for all our students — one that is free of unlawful discrimination and harassment. In addition to requiring all new students to attend this training, the university offers it to all other students on the USC Columbia campus each spring.