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Office of Multicultural Student Affairs

Students enjoying Hip Hop Wednesday on Greene Street.


We offer a variety of social and educational opportunities, from small group discussions in the Russell House to big hip hop parties right on Greene Street. 


Visit sites of historical importance to the U.S. Civil Rights Movement in Tennessee, Alabama (Birmingham, Selma, Montgomery and Tuskegee) and Georgia (Atlanta). Travel will take place Monday, March 9 through Friday, March 13, 2020.

Apply for Civil Rights Tour here.

BlackSpace (formerly known as Jamaa) is a community group for Black students (undergraduate, graduate, or professional) attending USC that is sponsored and facilitated by the Counseling Center. One of the reasons BlackSpace was created was to ensure a safe space for Black students to talk about how issues of culture, race, and ethnicity influence their experience of being a student at a predominately White campus. We cover a various topics such as colorism, pop culture, stereotypes in and out of the classroom, current social issues, and increasing confidence.

Dates: Sept. 12, Sept. 19, Oct. 3, Oct. 24, Nov. 7, Nov. 21, Dec. 5
Time: 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Location: Intersection Multicultural Lounge

Learn more about group counseling.

March 27- 29, 2020

Do you want to learn more about how culture and identities impact on leadership? Are you wondering how you can become a positive change agent in the community? Are you ready to be inspired?

Then sign up for the Carolina Diversity Retreat today!

The Carolina Diversity Retreat is an off-campus weekend experience, filled with interactive social justice workshops, aimed to empower students to become change agents on their campuses and within their communities.

This weekend long retreat will focus on diversity, leadership, and social justice. Participants will examine the meaning of diversity, why it is valuable, and how as student leaders they can incorporate diversity and social justice into their respective student organizations and communities.

The goal of this retreat is for participants to develop a greater understanding of what it means to be diverse, to accept the diversity of others and acknowledge their own diversity and commitment to social justice. Additionally, participants will be asked to develop strategies to incorporate what they have learned into their student groups as well as their individual lives.

Facilitator applications are due by Jan. 10, 2020

Participant applications are due by Feb. 21, 2020

Click the link to apply today!

Email for more information.


We encourage a respectful exchange of ideas on contemporary topics such as immigration and working across boundaries for social justice. All dialogues take place in an open forum with dinner provided.  

Topic: My Body, My Choice--Babies, Organs, and Laws...Oh My!
Sept. 12
Time: 6 p.m.
Location: Patterson Hall Classroom
Come and discuss the broader implications of the idea of "my body, my choice".

Topic: Poverty Simulation
Oct. 24
Time: 6 p.m.
Location: RHUU Ballroom

Topic: Doctor's Care and Socioeconomic Status
Nov. 21
Time: 6 p.m.
Location: Capstone Classroom

Dates: Sept. 4, Oct. 2, Oct 30, Nov. 13, Dec. 4
Time: 11 a.m - 2 p.m.
Location: Greene Street
Students, faculty, staff and community partners gather on Greene Street once a month to socialize while our DJ spins new and old school hip hop music. Learn more about how you can get involved with our office, across campus and in the community
Reserve a Table (at least 48 hours in advance)

Identity365 is a year-long celebration of the cultural diversity at the University of South Carolina. Through collaborations with student organizations, faculty, and staff -- Identity365 provides unique opportunities to learn about diverse identities. All Identity365 programs are are open for all members of the Carolina community to attend.

View our Identity365 events.

Dates: Sept. 11, Oct. 16, Nov. 20
Time: 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Location: Intersection Multicultural Lounge
Grad socials seek to identify LGBTQ+ graduate students from all around campus so they can make connections and find community at Carolina.

Time: 6 - 7:30 p.m. 
Location: Intersection Multicultural Lounge
QT’s are hour-long casual discussions with free dinner provided. Discussion topics include local and national issues facing LGBTQ+ students and people. Queer Talks provide a space for LGBTQ+ students and allies to build upon their knowledge and find support in a common understanding of relevant issues.

Date: Sept. 26
Topic: Victory! Exploring LGBTQ+ Athletics

Date: Oct. 17
Topic: Spirit Day: A Look at LGBTQ+ Youth Bullying

Date: Nov. 14
Topic: Grief and Trauma in the LGBTQ+ Community: Unique Issues and How to Process.

Dates: Feb. 15, 2020
Time: 10 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Location: Russell House University Union

The Student Leadership and Diversity Conference (SLDC) is an opportunity for students and staff from institutions across the Southeast to network and explore important issues in diversity and student leadership. With access to more than 30 educational sessions and keynote speakers, SLDC trains and educates participants in:

  • Essential leadership skills for a diverse society
  • Developing a leadership identity
  • Creating initiatives and methods to foster sustainable positive change
  • Maximizing their student leadership experience

Interested participants can register or submit an education session on the SLDC website.


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