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Office of the Provost

Graduation with Leadership Distinction

Advancing leadership is an important component of the University of South Carolina's role as the flagship university of South Carolina and its dedication to educating the future leaders of SC, the nation, and the world. Students graduating with Leadership Distinction demonstrate extensive, purposeful engagement beyond the classroom; understanding of course concepts in "real world" settings; and application of learning to make decisions and solve problems: Cornerstones of USC Connect.

The Carolina Leadership Initiative is thrilled to partner with USC Connect to promote such a unique and innovative program for our students. Please visit the program homepage for detailed information regarding each of the four leadership pathways.