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University of South Carolina

Undergraduate School

Mailing Address
902 Sumter Street Access / Lieber College
Columbia, South Carolina 29208
Phone
(803) 777-0169
Email address
admissions-ugrad@sc.edu
Website
https://sc.edu/
School Information
"We enjoy a rich history of more than 200 years of academic leadership, and we're building on that tradition. Find out more about our history, the people who make us successful and how to help shape our future." The university enrolls over 35,400 students and offers over 300 undergraduate degree programs. (Source: https://sc.edu/about/index.php) (Source: https://sc.edu/about/south_carolina_at_a_glance/index.php)
General Information
The University of South Carolina's president endorsed a motion to rename J. Marion Sims residence hall. The university also announced the creation of a new diversity training module for all freshmen, although whether this module contains Critical Race Theory elements is not yet clear. No Critical Race Training sessions are yet required of students. See developments below:

Actions Taken

Anti-Racism, Bias, and Diversity Training
  • The university announced, "To this end, we are assembling a team to work on the implementation of a new diversity module that will be required of all UofSC freshmen as part of their orientation process beginning in the 2020-2021 academic year."
Resources
  • The university hosted an event called "Discussing Antiracism in University 101," which discusses how to "effectively facilitate conversations about antiracism."
  • The university recently appointed Julian Williams as the "first vice president for diversity, equity and inclusion."
Symbolic Actions
  • The university president announced, "Today I endorsed and moved forward to the Board of Trustees a resolution from the Presidential Commission on University History to rename the J. Marion Sims residence hall on the Women’s Quad at the University of South Carolina." The name removal requires a 2/3 vote of the state legislature.
Last updated July 26th, 2022
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