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Office of Diversity and Inclusion

Research Support and Collaboration

From Columbia to locations throughout the state, our university community is a study in diversity. 

Take a look at the facts and figures and then select from the wide variety of centers, institutes and programs that can assist you with your own diversity and inclusion research needs.

Demographics and Facts

There are many different ways by which to measure "diversity."  These demographics and facts help illustrate our University of South Carolina Undergraduate Enrollment (Columbia campus) as well as the undergraduate enrollment for the entire University system.

Student Consumer Information

The Higher Education Opportunity Act (HEOA) requires colleges and universities that participate in federal student financial aid programs to disclose certain information to current and prospective students, and to university employees. Among this information includes information related to the diversity of its students, financial assistance and student outcomes. 

Phone: 803-777-8134

Walker Institute of International Studies

The Walker Institute of International and Area Studies is the principal unit at the University of South Carolina for promoting student and faculty research, scholarship and public service programs in international affairs.

Robert Cox
Phone: 803-777-4558

Confucius Institute

The Confucius Institute allows you to immerse yourself in the richness of Chinese language, art and business to help understand the connection between past, present and future. The University of South Carolina is the first research university in South Carolina to establish a Confucius Institute (CI) in collaboration with the Beijing Language and Culture University (BLCU) and the Office of Chinese Language Council International, a division of the Chinese Ministry of Education, which has launched 475 such institutes and 851 classrooms in 126 countries since 2004 to promote education about Chinese language, culture and society. The Confucius Institute is expected to strengthen the university's course offerings in Chinese language and culture with the BLCU providing four visiting faculty members, promote more visiting scholars from China, and expand China-related research library collections at the Thomas Cooper Library.

Phone: 803-777-7660

I. DeQuincey Newman Institute for Peace and Social Justice

The I. DeQuincey Newman Institute for Peace and Social Justice seeks to continue the mission of Reverend I. DeQuincey Newman by promoting social justice through interdisciplinary education, consultation and research at the community, state, national and international levels.

Ronald O. Pitner, Ph.D., director
Phone: 803-777-6797

Marcia Davis Taylor, MSW, LMSW, doctoral graduate assistant
Phone: 803-777-0468

Institute for African American Research 

Beyond academics, the Institute for African American Research studies many aspects of African American life from the changing health of African Americans to the way African Americans have been portrayed in comic books.

Daniel C. Littlefield
Phone: 803-777-4832

Institute for Southern Studies

As the state where the Civil War began, South Carolina has always been at the forefront of the history of the American South. The Institute for Southern Studies (ISS) at the University of South Carolina helps tell this important story.

Robert Brinkmeyer
Phone: 803-777-2340

Center for the Education and Equity of African American Students

The Center for the Education and Equity of African American Students (CEEAAS) seeks to hold a prominent state, national and international leadership role in the production, and dissemination of, cutting-edge research on teaching effectiveness for African American students. CEEAS does this by advancing the educational and social welfare of Black students, families and communities, and making research accessible to a wide variety of constituents.

Gloria Boutte
Phone: 803-777-2018

Center for Teaching Excellence

The Center for Teaching Excellence supports a university culture that values and rewards excellent undergraduate and graduate teaching.

Minority Research Opportunities

The Office of the Vice President for Research is proud to contribute to the diversity of the University of South Carolina's campuses through these minority research opportunities and by helping to recruit and support under-represented minority faculty and students.