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College of Information and Communications

Statements and Plans

University of South Carolina

At the University of South Carolina, we believe that diversity and inclusion is necessary to achieve academic and institutional excellence. Every student, faculty and staff member not only matter, but their unique perspectives are the core of our strength and our success.


College of Information and Communications

We strongly believe that an absence of bias and an appreciation of people with different life experiences stand as cornerstones of the culture at the University of South Carolina. The College of Information and Communications is committed to these ideals and to fostering diversity of thought and inclusion of each individual through an enabling, safe, and supportive environment.

The College’s strategic priorities for diversity inclusion include the following objectives:

  • Objective 01:01: Increase student body diversity to reflect the state’s communities.
  • Objective 01:02: Increase faculty diversity to better reflect the student body and the community.
  • Objective 01:03: Increase staff diversity to better reflect the student body and the community.

School of Journalism and Mass Communications

The School of Journalism and Mass Communications is committed to the university and college’s mission to foster a diverse and vibrant academic environment. Toward that end, the school recognizes the importance of embracing diversity in its various forms and creating a welcoming environment that encourages all to excel. 
View the SJMC Strategic Plan for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion »


School of Library and Information Science

The School of Library and Information Science encourages and supports scholarship, leadership, service, diversity, and outreach within an innovative and inclusive program distinguished by collegial support and mentorship, and we believe that diversity, equity, inclusion and social justice stand at the core of our mission, for without these, we cannot educate, pioneer, learn, or grow.


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