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About South Carolina

There's much to learn about the university that's been in the heart of South Carolina for more than 200 years and counting. Take a closer look at our accomplishments, aspirations and the people who make us successful.

The University of South Carolina is a storied setting where academic and professional ambitions come to life every day. Whether in quiet Horseshoe study sessions or energizing student experiences, our campus has a long history of preparing the next generation of leaders.

Get to know us better through our historic moments and milestones, or learn how you can be part of it all as a member of our faculty or staff. Connect with the people who are shaping our future today.

South Carolina At a Glance

Every day on our campus more than 200 years of collective history meet breakthrough academics and research that are changing the word in real time.

Get to Know South Carolina
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Working Here

Explore why Forbes named the University of South Carolina one of the top 15 employers in the state, and learn how you can apply for a faculty or staff position.

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Past to Present

In just over two centuries, the university has grown from the small, post-war South Carolina College into an international research and academic powerhouse that's home to more than 35,000 students. 

Our History
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University Communications

Stay connected with the latest stories, podcasts and features about the University of South Carolina.


University Leadership

The university is governed by a board of trustees appointed by the governor and state lawmakers. In addition, leadership includes board-approved officials who are responsible for oversight of key aspects of the university.

Meet our Leadership
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  • Unforgettable Times

    Each year we host a series of major events for students, alumni and the community. Learn more about these memorable experiences and how you can be part of the excitement.

    Signature Events
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  • Students dancing in a line on Green Street.
  • The football team running out onto the field before a game through clouds of smoke and fire in the air.

Get Connected

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