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Coastal Carolina University

Undergraduate School

Mailing Address
100 Chanticleer Dr E
Conway, South Carolina 29528
(843) 347-3161
Email address
School Information
"Coastal Carolina University is a dynamic public institution located in Conway, just minutes from the resort area of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina." The university enrolls over 10,600 students, employs over 510 faculty, and offers more than 90 undergraduate majors and over 20 graduate degrees. (Source:
General Information
The university has not yet implemented a school-wide antiracism program. However, it has increased access to and promoted antiracist resources. Most recently, the school has invited Dr. Bettina Love to deliver a talk titled, “Living a Hip-Hop and Abolitionist Life: Resistance, Creativity, Hip-Hop Civics Ed, Intersectionality, and Black Joy.” No mandatory Critical Race Training sessions are yet required of students. However, see developments below:

Actions Taken

Anti-Racism, Bias, and Diversity Training
  • The school’s Training, Development and Service Excellence (TDSE) offers a three-part DEI training on Diversity and Inclusive Excellence “addressing issues ranging from implicit bias and microaggressions to cultural competency and allyship.”
  • The National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity "offers workshops, professional development training, and intensive mentorship programs with the sole purpose of assisting academics in successfully navigating transitions throughout their careers" and is available to CCU faculty and graduate students.
Curriculum Changes and Requirements
  • The school provides inclusive pedagogy resources including a workshop on Inclusive Pedagogy and Leadership, curriculum resources for teaching about racism, and a guide to including a diversity statement on a course syllabus.
  • The Edwards College of Humanities at CCU has a "Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Course Requirement" and states, "In order to support the pillar of DEIA+ in our college, faculty are encouraged to develop and promote inclusive pedagogy that will involve students in work that challenges them to engage critically and deeply through diverse perspectives." The college lists all of its Diversity courses for the Fall 2022-Spring 2023 semesters.
Disciplinary Measures
  • Following demonstrations and profound disagreement by students of color, an approved poster referencing critical race theory with an image of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and the quote, “Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that” was reported and removed even though it was deemed protected speech.
Program and Research Funding
  • A new initiative at the university, "The Edwards College Center for Inclusive Excellence” engages “student fellows and faculty in research on projects focused on diversity, equity, and inclusion.”
  • For Martin Luther King Jr. Day, the school has invited Dr. Bettina Love to deliver a talk titled, “Living a Hip-Hop and Abolitionist Life: Resistance, Creativity, Hip-Hop Civics Ed, Intersectionality, and Black Joy.”
  • One of the expected learning outcomes of the "Leadership and Management in Community-Based Educational Contexts" course is to "demonstrate an understanding of the impact of implicit bias within the workforce." The course also introduces students to concepts of "diversity and inclusion."
  • Edwards College at CCU published its 2021 DEI Strategic Plan. and has been "aligned to the University Access, Inclusion and Diversity Strategic Plan 2021-2026."
  • Intercultural and Inclusion Student Services initiatives are "designed to support and advocate for underrepresented student populations, as well as serve as an educational resource for other student populations in an effort to ensure that Coastal Carolina University remains an inclusive campus."
Last updated September 25th, 2023
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