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University of South Carolina Office of Diversity and Inclusion


Multicultural Student Affairs
The Office of Multicultural Student Affairs is a division of the Department of Student Life that educates, empowers and organizes students, campus and community partners to create opportunities for multicultural education, self-awareness, advocacy, cultural understanding and social justice.

Minority Research Opportunities
The Office of the Vice President for Research contributes to the diversity of the University of South Carolina's campuses by helping to recruit and support under-represented minority faculty and students.

Office of Equal Opportunity Programs
The Office of Equal Opportunity Programs was created to ensure that applicants for employment, employees, and prospective and enrolled students of the University of South Carolina are protected against discrimination.

LGBT Peer Advocates
LGBT Peer Advocates are a mixed group of USC undergraduate and graduate students who serve as representatives and ambassadors for the Office of Multicultural Student Affairs.

Safe Zone Ally Program
Safe Zone is a campus-wide program designed to visibly identify students, staff and faculty who support the LGBTQ population, understand some of the issues facing LGBTQ individuals, and are aware of the various LGBTQ resources. The site includes a directory of certified Safe Zone Allies.

Student Health Services
Student Health Services provide a holistic approach to health through comprehensive primary health care, disease prevention and wellness programs, and mental health and violence prevention services.

Counseling and Psychiatry
Counseling and psychiatry services provide students a safe place to speak privately and confidentially with a trained counselor or psychiatrist about a variety of concerns.

Student Disability Resource Center
The Office of Student Disability Services serves students and the larger university community with disabilities and temporary injuries in managing the varying demands of the university experience.

Faculty Workshops

Diversity and Inclusivity in the classroom
The university’s Center for Teaching Excellence provides workshops and resources to help faculty reach all of their students — whatever their background or experiences — to create a classroom environment that is inclusive and welcoming to all.

Teaching Towards Inclusive Excellence Certificate
The Teaching Towards Inclusive Excellence (TTIE) program is designed to provide an opportunity for faculty, instructors and teaching graduate students to strengthen their strategic diversity leadership capacities both within and outside their classroom and to support USC’s commitment to inclusive excellence.

Additional Resources


International Students Services 
International Student Services is here to help you understand and make the most of your immigration status in the United States.

Veterans Services
The process of transitioning from the military to civilian life can pose challenges for all veterans, especially for those who are navigating the complex environment of a large public research university.

DEI Terms

This is a list of commonly used terms and definitions around diversity, equity, and inclusion. While this list is not exhaustive, these are a few commonly used terms for initial learning and understanding. 


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