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Inclusive Excellence in Advising

Statement on Inclusive Excellence in Advising 

The Mission of the University of South Carolina is to educate a diverse population of student citizens, each bringing varied backgrounds, career goals, and aspirations, through a comprehensive array of programs. Recognizing that “the quality of academic advising is the single most powerful predictor of satisfaction with the campus environment for students” (Kuh, et. al., 2006), faculty, professional staff, and program advisors are assigned to support degree progression and student success. Guided by the tenets of the Carolinian Creed - namely integrity, respect, learning, concern, and civility - the Advising Community strives to practice our strength of inclusion & value and appreciate the story and lived experience of each student. Committed to keeping equity at the core of our service, advisors will:

  • Embody an inclusive growth mindset by engaging in critical self-reflection and equity-minded professional development;
  • Sustain inclusive practices that assist students of all identities in achieving their individual definitions of success and goal achievement;
  • Advance an inclusive culture of belonging by creating safe and welcoming spaces for students, listening to their stories, and providing intentional support;
  • Serve as inclusive leaders on our campus by advocating for the removal of barriers to student achievement and partnering with campus offices to ensure accessibility of resources.

Challenge the conventional. Create the exceptional. No Limits.