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Observing Juneteenth

Juneteenth is a day to celebrate the promise of freedom, opportunity and hope. For African Americans, Juneteenth is a day of reflection, celebration and fellowship.

Bryan named associate vice president in the Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Michelle Bryan named associate vice president in the Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion effective Jan. 1, 2022

2022 MLK Social Justice Awards nominations open

Nominations open for the 2022 MLK Social Justice Awards. Students, faculty and staff may be nominated or apply themselves.

Presidential Commission on University History Report Reponse

Julian R. Williams shares thoughts to the Presidential Commission on University History Report

New options for sharing preferred names and personal pronouns

Students, faculty and staff can add a preferred name or select personal pronouns in their information.

One year anniversary of George Floyd's death

As we reflect on this somber anniversary, the world, our country, and in many ways our campus remains vastly different after May 25, 2020.

Letter to university community on the Derek Chauvin trial

Vice President Julian R. Williams shares a message following the Derek Chauvin verdict

Karen Kassebaum named ODEI director of diversity education and inclusive excellence

Kassebaum will serve as a strategic thought leader who builds, maintains and shares resources to increase capacity of the campus community to engage across differences.

Council of Academic Diversity Officers to sponsor racial trauma workshop

April Scott, Ph.D., will lead a workshop on "Recognizing and Responding to Racial Trauma in Academia" on Nov. 10 from 12:30-1:30 p.m.

College of Social Work to host two virtual events featuring bestselling Author Ibram X. Kendi

The author of "How to Be an Antiracist" will be part of a book club discussion and a live discussion. The events are co-sponsored by the College of Social Work, the I.DeQuincey Newman Institute for Peace and Social Justice and the Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Statement about the AAAS Gathering Incident

A message from the office of Diversity and Inclusion in response to the intolerable racist incident at an AAAS gathering.

Some Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Considerations During Covid-19

A message from the Interim Chief Diversity Officer, Dr. Tracey Weldon, that addresses perceived bigotry to our students, friends and colleagues of Asian descent as a result of this virus.

Equity Summit takes regional approach to collaboration, civic renewal

Implicit bias expert brings insights to UofSC

Benjamin Reese is the guest lecturer for the Fall 2019 Finding Common Ground series.

Diversity Week

Student Government, in partnership with the Office of Diversity and Inclusion, Carolina International House at Maxcy College and the Office of Multicultural Student Affairs have collaborated to observe March 25-30 as Diversity Week.

Coretta Jenerette

In her new role, Coretta Jenerette, Ph.D., will lead the diversity, equity and inclusivity efforts in the College of Nursing.

Finding common ground

Guest lecturer Deirdre Cooper Owens addressed the history of medicine and enslaved women, including the work of controversial 19th century gynecologist J. Marion Sims.

Talking about race

The S.C. Collaborative on Race and Reconciliation will host Equity Summit 2018: Conversations on Race and Reconciliation on Nov. 8-9.

UofSC earns 7th consecutive HEED award

The University of South Carolina has been recognized as the only university in the Southeastern Conference to receive the award for the past seven years.

Larger than life

A statue of the first African-American faculty member at UofSC has been erected to honor Richard T. Greener.

Finding Common Ground: Arts and a Movement

Wideman/Davis Dance performed to one of Nikky Finney's most popular poems. View the video.

Turn around for justice

In March of 1965, 23-year-old seminary student Carl Evans joined thousands of other civil rights activists in Selma and Montgomery, Ala., in support of voting rights for African-Americans

UofSC recognized for community engagement efforts

The University of South Carolina was again recognized by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching for its commitment to community engagement.

UofSC moving from desegregation to diversity

Diversity is not just about counting those of differing races, ethnicities, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status and religions on campus.

USC recognized for campus diversity

For the second year in a row, the university of South Carolina is recognized by INSIGHT into Diversity magazine as one of the nation's top universities for diversity and inclusivity.



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