Pastides, Pruitt to speak at Carolinian Creed celebration

President Harris Pastides and Dennis Pruitt, vice president for student affairs, will be among the speakers at CREEDx, the featured event of Carolinian Creed and Diversity Day, March 23.

The Carolinian Creed is a complement to the student code of conduct and was created by a group of UofSC students, faculty and staff 25 years ago. Rather than tell students what rules to follow, the creed explains why we follow them. It emphasizes the essence of what it means to be a UofSC student.

CREEDx is modeled after TEDx, independent TED-like events, and will feature UofSC students, faculty and staff describing what the Carolinian Creed means to them and how they follow its tenetes in their everyday lives. The event will be 4-6 p.m. March 23 in the Capstone Room and also will feature Dara Brown, College of Nursing; Cory Alpert, a student coordinator of the S.C. flood relief efforts; and Karli Wells, president of Students Invested in Change.

Other events throughout the week will highlight the importance of the Carolinian Creed’s message of compassion, integrity, respect, acceptance and inclusion.

On March 22, UofSC community members can participate in Suicide Prevention Gatekeeper Training. The workshop will help participants recognize the warning signs of a suicidal person, learn how to respond and know more about the resources available at UofSC.

Students can join the Carolina Judicial Council and the UofSC police for lunch and conversations about civility and respect at Conversations with the Cops, 12 p.m. March 23 in the Capstone Campus Room.  

On March 24, international students will share their impressions of the American political system and describe what it means to be an international student in the U.S. during an election year. An International Perspective on American Politics and the Election Year Lunch and Learn is set for 12 p.m. March 24 in Russell House Ballroom B-C.

Registration for the events is required.

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