University of South Carolina
At the University of South Carolina, we believe that diversity and inclusion is necessary to achieve academic and institutional excellence. Every student, faculty and staff member not only matter, but their unique perspectives are the core of our strength and our success.
College of Information and Communications
We strongly believe that an absence of bias and an appreciation of people with different life experiences stand as cornerstones of the culture at the University of South Carolina. The College of Information and Communications is committed to these ideals and to fostering diversity of thought and inclusion of each individual through an enabling, safe, and supportive environment.
The College’s strategic priorities for diversity inclusion include the following objectives:
- Objective 01:01: Increase student body diversity to reflect the state’s communities.
- Objective 01:02: Increase faculty diversity to better reflect the student body and the community.
- Objective 01:03: Increase staff diversity to better reflect the student body and the community.
View the College of Information and Communications Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Plan »
A statement from CIC Dean Tom Reichert and Associate Dean for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Shirley Staples Carter »
School of Information Science
The School of Information Science encourages and supports scholarship, leadership, service, diversity, and outreach within an innovative and inclusive program distinguished by collegial support and mentorship, and we believe that diversity, equity, inclusion and social justice stand at the core of our mission, for without these, we cannot educate, pioneer, learn, or grow. The school embraces and supports the college's DEI Plan.
School of Journalism and Mass Communications
The School of Journalism and Mass Communications is committed to the university and
college’s mission to foster a diverse and vibrant academic environment. Toward that
end, the school recognizes the importance of embracing diversity in its various forms
and creating a welcoming environment that encourages all to excel.
View the SJMC Strategic Plan for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion »
School of Journalism and Mass Communications statement on diversity, equity and inclusion »