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College of Charleston

Undergraduate School

Mailing Address
66 George St
Charleston, South Carolina 29424
Phone
(843) 805-5507
Email address
admissions@cofc.edu
School Information
"Located in the heart of historic Charleston, South Carolina, the College of Charleston is a nationally recognized public liberal arts and sciences university. Founded in 1770, the College is among the nation’s top universities for quality education, student life and affordability. Its beautiful and historic campus, combined with contemporary facilities, cutting-edge programs and accessible faculty attracts students from across the U.S. and around the world. "Over 10,000 undergraduates and approximately 1,000 graduate students at the College enjoy a small-college feel blended with the advantages and diversity of a mid-sized, urban university. They work closely with a committed faculty, made up of more than 500 distinguished teacher-scholars. And the city of Charleston – world-renowned for its history, architecture, culture and coastal environment – serves as a living and learning laboratory for experiences in business, science, technology, teaching, the humanities, languages and the arts." The university also offers over 175 academic programs. (Source: https://cofc.edu/about/) (Source: https://cofc.edu/about/ataglance/index.php)
General Information
The College of Charleston announced the creation of a "Historical Review Taskforce" and its new "Social Media Etiquette" policy. No Critical Race Training sessions are yet required of students. See developments below:

Actions Taken

Anti-Racism, Bias, and Diversity Training
  • Antiracism training for all department faculty began being offered in August of 2021.
Disciplinary Measures
  • The college rolled out a new "Social Media Etiquette" policy. Actions "violate College policy will be handled through our Student Code of Conduct process."
Resources
  • The library has provided an extensive list of anti-racist reading materials.
Symbolic Actions
  • "In order for the College to address its history in a thoughtful and appropriate manner, I am creating a Historical Review Taskforce, which will be made up of campus scholars, researchers and other campus representatives, so that the College can ensure a more complete account of its story."
  • In February 2021, The Department of History held its "Annual Black History Month Lecture." This year's event discussed “Uncontrollable Blackness: African American Men and Criminality in Jim Crow New York.”
  • In April 2022, the college hosted "The Kronsberg Lecture: A Conversation with Ilana Kaufman" on the "anti-racist Jewish community."
  • In March 2022, the college hosted a town hall discussion on CRT legislation.
  • The college has hosted numerous events regarding CRT, including seminars on "Coded Bias" and "Medical Racism."
Last updated July 26th, 2022
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