2020 Revision Action Plan
The 2020 Revision document, developed by student leaders and submitted to University
of South Carolina leadership, established students' vision for inclusion and representation
at the institution. In response, the university created an action plan to bring 2020
Revision to life and to better address long-standing issues of systemic racism and
Striving to enhance inclusion and representation, campus wide
In June 2020, a group of student leaders from diverse campus communities submitted
2020 Revision to university leadership. In the document, they shared ideas for creating a more
inclusive and representative UofSC. The document also included unaddressed equity
issues from 2015 which had been brought forward by student leaders.
Upon receipt, President Caslen tasked Julian R. Williams, vice president for diversity,
equity and inclusion to work closely with student leadership to create an action plan
to address the issues. A working group of student leaders and staff was established
from the Provost’s Office, Student Affairs, and the Faculty Senate. The group worked
diligently and deliberately throughout the 2020-21 academic year.
UofSC's Six-Step Action Plan
To address the equity concerns brought forward by student leaders, the University
of South Carolina created an action plan with corresponding institutional investments.
These steps of the plan are a path to address existing barriers; build a more diverse
faculty, staff and student population; and create an environment where differences
are celebrated rather than tolerated.
The following six goals addressing diversity, equity and inclusion are only part of
the university's ongoing efforts. Priority 4 of our strategic plan For South Carolina: A Path to Excellence charts the path towards a more inclusive and equitable UofSC.
Fostering a truly inclusive, open and supportive learning, teaching and working environment
for all communities will require change as an institution and as individuals. We remain
committed to this change.
— President Bob Caslen