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Student Affairs and Academic Support

  • at the Greene Street Student Organization Fair, female students hold signs saying "Wanted: Female STEM Majors" and "Women in STEM"

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

The university's historic gates are open to all. And Student Affairs and Academic Support is committed to making sure that every student has access to the programs, tools and resources they need to feel safe, included, connected and able to achieve their full potential.

Carolinian Creed

The creed is an expression of the university's values and the behaviors and characteristics to which Carolinians aspire: respect, integrity, civility, compassion, empathy, openness, inclusion and concern for each individual.

Cultural Programs and Engagement

UofSC offers social and educational opportunities and recognition programs, from small discusstion groups to Hip Hop Wednesday parties on Greene Street to annual awards ceremonies honoring excellence among multiultural communities.

Disability Resource Center

The Student Disability Resource Center staff members coordinate efforts to ensure that students with disabilities receive reasonable accommodations, and they serve as consultants to faculty, staff and campus partners.

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Advisory Council

Representatives from each of the major Student Affairs and Academic Support units work together to create and maintain structures to support diversity and inclusion initiatives and identify best practices and existing efforts.

Diversity and Social Justice Education

Educational workshops, retreats, peer programs and professional development help members of the UofSC community learn to be more compassionate but also to develop the tools to become positive transformative change agents.

First-Generation Student Resources

First-generation students can take advantage of an array of resources to support their academic, financial and career success, to help them develop a sense of community at UofSC and to celebrate their achievements.

Gamecock Guarantee

The state's first program of its kind, the Gamecock Guarantee promises to cover tuition and technology fees for eligible participants — academically qualified first-generation students from low-income families. 

Fraternity and Sorority Life

Greek organization chapters at UofSC include the nine historically Black organizations within the National Pan-Hellenic Council and five culturally based fraternities and sororities within Multicultural Greek Council.

International House at Maxcy College

The Carolina International House at Maxcy College is a living and learning community of domestic and international students that promotes cross-cultural understanding within the college and across campus.

Multicultural Student Affairs

Programs, services and student organizations support historically underrepresented student populations, and educational initiatives help the campus community to become more aware, knowledgeable and inclusive.

Multicultural Student Support

To meet the unique needs of students from underrepresented communities, UofSC offers a number of groups and programs including small affinity and community groups, the Multicultural Assistance Peer Program and an initiative to support incoming LGBTQ+ students.

Opportunity Scholars Program

The Opportunity Scholars Program offers smaller freshman classes taught by a team of instructors who are especially prepared to meet the needs and concerns of low-income, first-generation students.

Spiritual and Religious Life

Students have a variety of ways to practice or explore religion and spirituality — from religious affiliates supporting students' spiritual needs, to religious centers near campus, to faith-based student organizations to prayer and meditation spaces on campus.

TRIO Programs

TRIO provides information, services and support that help low-income and first-generation college students — those who are the first in their family to go to college — prepare for college and reach for their academic goals.



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